The Securus company has offered free phone calls to people in jails in Louisiana because of the flooding that is happening there. They want to be sure that the state of Louisiana gets a service that helps, and they want people who are in jails in Louisiana to be found. I have made a couple calls down there because of my cousin who I thought had been arrested, and Securus helped me find him.
They still have the calling program ready to go, and they are able to use the video cameras that have been put in based on the technology that Securus wants to use. They believe that they can help people get in touch with loved ones so that they know they are safe. It is hard to get to parts of Louisiana because of the way the floods have happened, but people can call with Securus to be sure that they know where their loved ones are.
I have called a couple times using my phone, and I can see what is going on in the jail because I am on the video calling feature. Video calling is a lot easier than a regular phone call, and I am glad that I have this option with Securus. They have made it easy for me to check in with a cousin who got arrested in the looting, and they have given us an app that anyone can use. I taught a few other people in the family how to use this app, and they have called, too. I think that it is a good public service for the people at Securus to help us make free phone calls to Louisiana jails because of the flooding, and I know that it makes more sense for us to call just to be sure.