It is Christmas season again. A season we all look forward to. Unfortunately, some of us will not have the pleasure of being in the company of our loved ones. Up until the last Christmas, I had taken for granted the many times I have spent Christmas with my family. I could not make it home the whole of December. That was just once, and I only got to see my family after the New Year. I can already imagine how much it hurts for the people locked away in prison for a couple of years or so. Thankfully, it does not have to be all that ugly – thanks to the Christmas video visitation by Securus Technologies.
On this YouTube Video, a father (who is in prison) and his son appear to be having such an intimate conversation. Apparently, the son just woke up and hasn’t opened his Christmas gifts. He cannot open the gifts because he is waiting for him (too bad he cannot be there).
The Christmas video visitation solution allows the dad to participate in one of his son’s most memorable moments. As the father watches, the little boy opens up several gift boxes. It is such an exciting moment for both of them. I watched this video a couple of times, and I could not think of a better Christmas gift for the people in prison and their loved ones, this Christmas. It is one of the sweetest gestures from technology companies that I have witnessed in recent years.
Located in Dallas, Securus Technologies have been in business for 19 years and counting. The company is a large provider of detainee communication solutions, parolee tracking, as well as government information management solutions. It extends its services to around 2600 correctional facilities across 45 states, Canada, the District of Columbia, Mexico and more than a million inmates countrywide. Securus Technologies is a market leader in the provision of innovative and comprehensive technical solutions, and highly responsive customer service. Its primary objective is to cater to the specialized needs of the correctional and law enforcement communities.
I have a strong conviction that this technology, which goes beyond Christmas visitation, is bringing a positive change in many families. I like the fact that people do not necessarily have to take those long trips to the correctional facilities for visitations. Instead, they can speak and see their loved ones using a computer, tablet, or even a Smartphone. You just have to schedule an online visitation and then pay via credit or debit card.