Let’s face it, we as the general public has a wide variety of misconceptions when it comes to our country’s correctional facility system. When an American citizen thinks of a jail or prison, the image that comes to mind is likely one that has been forced upon them from television and movies. But the truth is that in most cases the reality is far from the Hollywood version.
One of the most common misconceptions that people hold about the prison system is the idea that prisoners are able to make and receive phone calls for no charge because the calls are supplied by the facility and paid for with tax dollars. However, this is not the case. Instead, prisons, jails, and other similar facilities end up contracting these services put to third party suppliers who then charge the inmates and the people that they call for the services provided. In some cases, those phone calls are not only of bad quality, but they are very expensive and often prevent inmates from being able to stay in touch with their friends and family. However, there are some companies like Securus that strive to bring something better to the table for inmates.
Even if you can’t bring yourself to feel sorry for inmates for being in the position that they are in, which is understandable, you have to feel bad for the people that love them, especially the children. It is sad enough for a child to have to be separated from a parent under these dramatic circumstances, but for them to have to face additional restrictions when it comes to phone calls or other communications, makes it even worse.
That is exactly why responsible communications companies like Securus have worked so diligently to provide the very best in their quality of services.
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