First of all, I want to give a shout out to the company that made this video possible. Securus Technologies is a company that is all about bringing inmates and their families together which can only be a good thing. The more humanely we treat our prisoners, the better the results for everybody. But that’s another point to be made altogether.
It’s clear to see that the man in this video is in prison. Now you might jump to conclusions and say that he does not deserve to be video chatting with his family, but I disagree. The children of criminals did nothing wrong and I don’t believe they should suffer for the sins of their fathers.
No matter what you think of the man, you can’t get over the cuteness of this video. The cool thing is that the child doesn’t really know that the dad’s in jail or that he might be across state lines. All the kid noses that is getting used to his father’s face while enjoying the comfort of his own home.
This video hits me especially hard because another telecommunications company that services prisons has been in the news lately. Global Tel-Link has recently been regulated by the federal government because they’ve been charging an arm and a leg for families to communicate with each other. This kills me because it really hurts the kid.
Global Tel-Link was providing terrible phone service and charging way too much. On the other hand, Securus is making it affordable and easy for families to stay in touch. Because imagine being a kid with a parent behind bars. I think the experience would be like having a parent die, especially if that parent couldn’t communicate because the prices were too steep or the phone service was too bad.
I just couldn’t imagine one of my parents missing out on the milestones of my life. You might think that a parent missing his kids milestones is a punishment for the prisoner, but I’d argue that it also hurts the kid. The kid has to grow up knowing that his parent missed every important step of the way.