Securus Technologies has just come out with an idea that I believe will revolutionize correctional institutions as far as effectiveness and quality for inmates. Video visitation is a system that will allow inmates to be in contact with their families virtually, as if they were face to face, so that they can experience the big moments in their life from inside the institution. Considering that vast majority of criminals are not violent criminals, their ability to have interaction with the important people in their life should not be taken away, since the criminal does not pose a threat to those people. Family has always been a very important part of my life, personally. I just do not see the humanity in forcefully disconnecting people from their family. With that in mind, I do not see any reason video visitation should be looked at as anything less than a miracle. The inmates already lose so many of their civil rights and opportunities when they obtain a criminal record. Economically speaking, they have no one to fall back on except for their family, if they are lucky. Therefore, disconnecting them from their family is just another way of digging an even deeper hole, which they will never truly escape from. As far as effectiveness, video visitation provides the inmates with constant incentive to get out and stay out: their family. With video visitation, the correctional institutions would seem a lot more humane and effective.