My duty as a fugitive hunter is making sure the suspect is taken into custody before putting a single resident in harm’s way. This week we were told that a certain gang member was on the loose after shooting several rival members and hurting some innocent bystanders as a result of his violent outbursts. When you are dealing with a gang member who has no regard for the safety of any citizen, he needs to be apprehended now.
The trouble with hunting a gang member is that they have a huge network of people who are going to hide and protect them from capture. It becomes a game with these game members, seeing how long they can keep us from discovering the whereabouts of the fugitive. My team was tired of playing games with these gang members, and instead of them trying to hide our suspect, I decided to take matters into our hands and get him before he could hurt anyone else.
My team took a drive to the local prison, this is where a large population of gang members are currently residing. They knew immediately why we were there, and they didn’t offer up anything as far as information, but that was all part of my plan. They were irritated, and when they get angry, they hit the phones and they can not help but complain. Securus Technologies has been responsible for the installation of the phone monitoring system in that jail, allowing my team to listen to these gang members talking to those on the outside.
It wasn’t long after we got all those nasty stares in the yard that one gang member was telling his brother to get a message to our suspect to step up the violence. We decided to tail that brother, and when he did eventually find the suspect, we were able to take him in.
How Securus Technologies Helps Families During The Holidays
When a loved one spends time behind bars, bear in mind that the whole family serves the sentence with them. In a recent video, a little boy gets to talk to his incarcerated father on Christmas morning and even watch him on video so that he can open presents in front of him. This little boy seemed so over the moon with the presents he was receiving and the fact that he got to spend time with his dad on Christmas in some form or fashion.
This is made possible through the help of Securus Technologies, a company that has taken technology to the next level by bridging the gap between inmates and families.
What does Securus Technologies Provide?
This company has come out with a video communication platform that allows inmates to speak with their relatives. This is a great way to bridge the gap between those serving time and their loved ones. Since it is the holiday season, you can see how this is excellent when it comes to putting a smile on a child’s face.
In former times, the best you could do is a phone call which is expensive potentially by the minute. This company has created technology that many prison institutions have jumped on to allow family members to enjoy the holidays together. This way, the child does not have to worry about going through the process of prison visitation just to see their loved one. Instead, they will be able to jump on a video chat with no problem. This will allow them to have a smile on their face just like the little boy in the video.
This helps family save money as well, because sometimes the loved one is incarcerated several miles away and it may not be in easy trip to take. Since Christmas morning can be a hectic time, it allows people to kill two birds with one stone and simply share Christmas with their loved one in a simpler way. By enjoying the technology offered by this company, you and your loved one will be able to spend time together on Christmas morning. This is an excellent way for people to truly enjoy themselves and will make it easier for people to make the time spent behind bars go by quicker, while still fostering relationships on the outside throughout the entire time.
This video shows what we should be doing with our prisoners all around this country. It shows an inmate enjoying a happy birthday song from his entire family through a video chat provided to the prison. The service is provided by a telecommunications company called Securus. And Securus is doing great things.
Video chat visits with prisoners is a commendable idea. Our criminal justice system is not too kind to the families of prisoners. Judges send inmates a way to prisons all the way across the state and if the inmate is guilty of a federal crime, they can be sent all the way across the country.
But visitation is a vitally important part of our criminal justice system because it lowers recidivism rates and makes us all safer. Studies show that if prisoners are able to speak with their families and loved ones on a regular, everyday basis, they are much less likely to commit a crime when released.
It is hard to imagine a family with a loved one behind bars being able to drive all the way across the state every day. And once they get to the prison, he must go through a rigorous security screening that can take a long time. On top of all of this, the visitation area and prisons is not very accommodating — cold steel benches, uncomfortable tables, and security officers looking over your shoulder.
But we see the inmate in this video being able to get a sneak peek at his family’s new puppy. My guess is that if the inmate knows what’s going on outside of the prison she is much more likely to resume life seamlessly. He would know the goings-on of everybody in the family and he would be able to expect the new grown dog when he is released from prison. It is something to look forward to and it’s something that connects them to society as a whole. He is much less likely to damage this new societal paradigm when he gets out of jail.
The inmate in this video gets teary-eyed because he can talk to the kids and his family in comfort. It is another recidivism reducing connection to society established for the soon to be released prisoner.