Ericherrmann

Securus VideoVisitation Saved My Marriage

It was around 3:00am when we heard the knock at the door. My husband (T.) had that look – the one I was scared to see for years, like when we were in high-school and he was getting into trouble all the time. He was arrested that morning, and I went into kind of a tailspin for a minute. After I called the jail and his lawyer, I was numb. I couldn’t take our 4 year old to a jail, and T. knew that already. When the first call from him came in, I almost didn’t answer, but I love him. As dumb as I felt, I picked up the phone and waited for the recorded message to finish. “Baby Doll. You there?” “I’m here.” I was trying to keep my voice steady so he’d know I was mad at him. “Listen to me. They got this new Securus Video Visitation that we can do. Don’t worry about comin’ up here. Write down these instructions and check online for the rest of the info. OK?” I almost dropped the phone! I wrote down some really easy steps and started reading over the online info on the company T. told me about. I was thinking to myself, “Yeah, right. That’s just too good to be true.” But, what I found out was pretty surprising to me. First, it turns out that Securus Technologies is from Dallas, Texas – not overseas somewhere like tech support for every other gadget we have, and handles communications for civil and criminal law. The company helps make inmate’s filing things like grievances easier because of their technology. They serve over a million inmates all over the U.S. and even some in Mexico, and they have more patens than any other company in their field. I figured that if they could handle all of that, the video visitation would work out right too. Our first video visitation I just cried, really, because it as like T. being with us and that was beautiful. The next time I was more together and our son took over, babbling about his playdate and what we had for dinner; singing with T. and laughing as he did finger plays with him. T. is my heart, and him getting into trouble broke my heart. With the video visitation I looked him in his eyes and realized that everything would be alright.
#MarriageSaved!

Securus Video Visitation Overview Video from Securus Technologies on Vimeo.

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