Securus is a new form of video chatting that is made specifically for inmates and families of inmates which gives them the opportunity to have visits more often and makes the whole process of phone calls and visitation days much more convenient. In the BBB.org article it is mentioned that this app can also be used to schedule reminders for visit days as well as phone call times. This mobile app has been available for Android phones for about six months and just recently became compatible with iPhones as well. In total with both apps, Securus has totaled over 65,000 times.
In a report published by PR Newswire, Securus broadened their leadership in December of 2015 with new Vice President of Sales, John Bell. With an extensive career working for companies such as Verizon and IBM, this was a good move for this successful company. Bell can assure that people like me who have multiple family members who are in prison are able to connect with my family without having to worry about my own schedule and travel. This mobile app offers more than just video calling as well, with features like inmate self-service, emergency response and much more. According to their wikipedia page, Securus works with over 3,400 facilities across North America providing their services to about 1.2 million inmates and their loved ones.