What a bright time, it’s the right time to answer a video visitation with Securus Technologies. Christmas is one of the most magical days of the year for the United States when the importance of family is emphasized. Unfortunately, millions of people are unable to be with their families for the holidays each year for a multitude of reasons, including being incarcerated. I think it is a heartbreaking reality to be separated from your loved ones at any time, but especially the ones that mean the most. Securus Technologies helps bring families together for the holidays and I think that is wonderful at best.
In a video highlighting what this technology can do for Christmas, a father exchanged holiday cheer with his young son. When the father asked what his child got for Christmas, the child proudly admitted that he waited to speak to his dad first. As the father got to watch his son open his gifts, it was if he was really there and that is perhaps the greatest gift for both of them, in my opinion.
Securus Technologies is so much more than an open line of communication. This technology is a way to reunite families, solidify the rehabilitation process by making inmates feel like they are the humans they are, and to even strengthen prison security by keeping personnel in the loop at all times. In no way does this technology detract from the necessary elements of incarceration, but it benefits it in a way that will bring meaning to the experience rather than just disdain.
Conclusively, I am in support of Securus Technologies. Few people consider the difficulty that being incarcerated brings to families, specifically children. The young man who got to enjoy his father on Christmas received the greatest gift of all and that is heartwarming. Because of this video visitation made possible by this high-tech software, this child will still sustain a relationship with his father and will learn the real meaning of the holidays.