My wife and I are pretty savvy with technology, and our grandson is a pretty unfortunate position in prison. He will not be there for very long, but we still wanted to be able to visit with him, and we heard about how Securus can make that happen over video. We researched wikipedia, found out about Securus and downloaded the app on our tablets, and now we can schedule calls to our grandson so that we can see how he is doing. We live too far away to just drive down to the prison because we are taking care of some of our younger grandkids, but we can check in with the app.
We make phone call like we normally would, and then we get to see him on video so we know how he is doing. There is not much longer for him on his sentence, but we think this is really important technology. I was just telling my husband the other ay that this could help a lot of families who have been in such a bad position. It makes me feel good to know that we can help make a difference in this boy’s life, and we think that talking to him over the video on Securus lets him know that he has a place to go when he gets out.
We have been using the this BBB.org highly rated app for a short time, but we are very happy with it. We can have private conversations with our grandson, and we can report to the rest of the family how he is doing. His parents are having a hard time, and we are happy to jump in and talk to him as much as we can. It makes us feel good to stay connected to family, and we think it teaches him that the family is here for him.
App review here: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/securus-technologies#/entity
More info about Securus at http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/securus-technologies-inc-to-acquire-jpay-inc-300065531.html.