Securus Offers Innovative App for Inmates

Anyone who has ever lived through the horrible experience of having a friend or loved one incarcerated in jail or prison will attest to the stress it can put on your loved one and the family. The incarcerated member of the family has to deal with the loss of their freedom and the separation from their family and friends. The family on the outside has endure the separation from their loved one as well. Communication is difficult and many times a phone call does not feel adequate but, until recently there has not been a better solution available.

Now Securus Technologies has developed an application that can alleviate some of the problems. Securus Video Visitation allows families to communicate with their incarcerated loved ones in a manor that anyone who made a video phone call will find familiar.

The application, which is available for users of the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android Smart-phones and tablets, was released in February for Android devices and has been downloaded over 60,000 times. Now, as reported on PR Newswire.com, the Apple devices version, which became available last week, has already been downloaded approximately 5,000 times.

Securus Video Visitation allows incarcerated individuals to make video phone calls with their family and feel more involved in their lives. With the app prisoners can be their visually for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and more (Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jNMeifej0c). In addition families will attest to the difficulty of getting to the jail or prison for visitation times. Travel, inclement weather or vehicle problems can make getting there impossible at times.

For additional information on the new Securus Video Visitation application, watch the Youtube video campaign.

Securus Technologies provides services across North America to more than 3,400 law enforcement and public safety agencies. Securus provides communication services to 1,200,000 inmates and they are committed to making the world we live in safer by providing law enforcement such services as bio-metric analysis, incident management and information management services.

About Securus Technologies

Securus Technologies is an IT solutions company serving 1,200,000 prisoners and more than 3,400 public safety, corrections and law enforcement facilities across North America. The company is involved in managing public information, provide emergency responses, conduct investigations and biometric analysis, offer inmate self-service, as well as monitor products and services in an effort to making the world a better place to live in.