Securus offers a video call in certain locations so that inmates can have another way to talk to loved ones while they are away from home. The company normally offers traditional phone calls that last for about 10 minutes. However, if someone has access to a computer, a visit can be scheduled for the site or online.
One of the benefits of the Securus video service is that the person who is incarcerated can see children and other family members at Christmas. One man was able to see his son opening his presents on Christmas morning. This is a gift in itself as many people who are locked away don’t get a chance to see the special moments through the year, such as birthdays or holidays.
The video system allows the inmate to have a call at a scheduled time, making it easy for the person at home to wait until that time to let the child open gifts. This makes it seem like the inmate is at the home in some way, celebrating the Christmas season. The video signal appears to be clear, and both parties can easily talk on the video call. It’s an option that isn’t offered in all locations, but for those who do have this service, it’s one that can brighten the holidays as they are able to see what their children get from Santa. It’s also a way for couples to see each other for Christmas as well instead of only getting a phone call.