Securus Technologies Allowing Inmates to Earn College Degrees to Live a Crime-Free Life Once they Leave
Securus Technologies not only makes prisoners and correctional facilities secured, but they are also working hard to improve the lives of their prisoners. One of the ways to achieve it is by providing them with education so that they can live a normal life outside once they are released and are employable. It is seen that prisoners who spend time on getting a degree while in prison are more likely to get a stable job once they complete their sentence. Inmates who do not get some education while in prison end up back in jail within three years of being released. Since the prisoners have to adapt to the life outside of the inmates and need to have stable health and mindset to keep a job and a family, education helps them learn these skills.
Securus Technologies is the first company to introduce tablet-based education initiative in prisons and have been quite successful so far. The company allows the inmates to download books and enroll in courses to receive real degrees while in prison. While this service is available in a few prisons till now, the company is looking to extend it to most others within a short period. I was lucky enough to be in a prison where they had just introduced the online courses and would not have been happy.
I earned a degree and am working full-time for a real estate company. I make a decent amount of money that allows me to take care of myself and my family. I would have never thought that I would be able to make use of my time in prison and do something that will be with me for the rest of the time. The prison officials were also helpful when it came to helping me learn how to use the tablet for my course.