It is always sad when families have to be split up or separated because of someone going to prison or a child ending up in a juvenile detention center or someone being detained prior to being deported. It is even sadder when those families are forced to face the trials and tribulations of something like a natural disaster while being separated. The only comfort for many families that are faced with these difficult separations is the comfort of being able to speak with one another over the phone or visit with their loved ones if they are close enough to be able to do so. However, what many people in the United States do not realize is that the telephone calls that are made in and out of these types of facilities are not free or provided for by the facilities themselves. Instead they are usually provided by a separate third party company that is contracted out to.
Recently, the south has been hit with a long series of storms that have ultimately caused for a lot of areas of the south to become flooded. Even sadder yet, many of these families that were affected by the flooding are also affected by the separation from a loved one that is in the prison or detention system. In order to make this time easier on all of those families, Securus Technologies, one of the leading providers of those prison calls has generously decided to donate their phone call services for those families for a limited amount of time so that they will be able to check in and let each other know they are safe.