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Securus Technologies Announces Over 65,000 Downloads for Video Visitation App

Securus Technologies has announced that their Video Visit app has just passed the 65,000 download mark. The app, available for both Android and iOS, allows friends and families of inmates the ability to video conference right from their mobile device.

The app is only been available for six months on the Android platform where it has over 60,000 downloads. The iOS version has been out for just over a month and has over 5,000 downloads so far.

Russel Roberts, Vice President of Marketing and Strategy for Securus, say the mobile app provides users a “more convenient way to visit incarcerated loved ones.” The Video Visit app makes inmate phone calls and visits, “more convenient for everyone involved,” he says.

Along with video conferencing the Video Visit app allows users to sync video visitation details directly to their calendars and receive notifications of upcoming visits. It also lets the user check the strength of their Wi-Fi signal to ensure the highest video quality.

The Video Visit app can be found in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. It is a free app and can be used on most Android phones and tablets as well as Apple iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices. 

Securus Technologies is based in Dallas, Texas and currently serves over 3,400 law enforcement and corrections facilities in North America. This translates to over 1.2 million inmates. Securus is dedicated to serve and connect by supplying emergency response, biometric analysis, information management, inmate communication monitoring products and other services to make the world a safer place.

Note: Securus Techonologies is not affiliated with the website Securus America nor is it affiliated with the health supplement Securus.

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Yeonmi Park flees North Korea

 

Yeonmi Park said she was told as a child, to not even whisper because a mouse migh thear her. That is how careful she had to be while growing up in North Korea, as the government controlled every aspect of life, and punished those who disobeyed. She said she saw a woman executed in public for a minor infraction.

Park is a lovely Korean young woman who is an outspoken advocate for human rights, and is telling the world about the repressive regime. Yeonmi Park has a book out on Amzon as well, called “In Order To Live.”

In 2007, at 13, she and her mother crossed a frozen river at night to escape the country and get into China. The followed the stars and moon as they walked across the Gobi Desert. Eventually they made their way to Mongolia, and over a few years, made their way to South Korea and on to the west.

Of course the North Korean government objects to her story and has released a video on Youtube to discrediting her and her parents. Some details of her story according to reason.com, have been questioned as well. She attributes that to changing details to protect those still in North Korea, and to language difficulties.

Her mother prevented Yeonmi from being raped by substitution herself instead, but later she was raped anyway. She an her mother were sold. She agreed to be the mistress of a man who promised to reunite her with her family. She agreed and he kept his promise.

Her father joined them in China but later died.

While in Korea, most people are starving. Yeonmi Park said on an NY Times interview that just getting some food for survival is a struggle. She said most North Koreans wold love to have the food Americans throw away. She said it was a shock to see how much food there is in the world.