Monthly Archives: February 2018

Securus Technologies customers agree video visitation prevents crimes

One of the most exciting developments that has taken place in the prison industry over the last decade has been the development of video visitation technology. The main company leading the charge to develop this highly innovative form of communication between prisoners and their loved ones has been Securus Technologies. Through its deployment of video visitation throughout the nation’s prisons, Securus has taken great strides towards reducing internecine violence within the prison system.

 

Many of the customers of this technology, the nation’s jails, prisons and their staff, have been raving about the positive results they’ve seen in their institutions after implementing this technology. In correctional facilities where Securus Technologies’ video visitation has been implemented, behavior problems have often been reduced by 50 percent or more. This is largely attributable to the fact that inmates value the ability to stay in constant communication with their loved ones on an almost unlimited basis. This creates a strong incentive for inmates to be on their best behavior, sharply reducing the number of infractions and serious crimes taking place within the nation’s prison system.

 

The video visitation system is also a way for family members of the incarcerated to save vast sums of money. Because it allows the same sort of functionality as an in-person visitation, the video visitation platform enables family members to stay in nearly constant touch with family members, without having to physically travel in person to the prison where they are housed.

 

This has proven to be an enormous boon to the finances of families with incarcerated loved ones. These are often some of the poorest people in the nation, who cannot afford thousands of dollars to go see their incarcerated loved ones. As a result, video visitation allows families to stay in touch with inmates that would otherwise not be able to afford to see them at all.

 

How Roberto Santiago Built Manaira Shopping Into One Of The Top Malls In Brazil

Roberto Santiago is an entrepreneur who was born and raised in Joao Pessoa, Bahia, Brazil. He owns two malls in the city. Manaira Shopping was his first and it was completed in 1989. The second is Mangeira Shopping and it opened in 2013. Both are highly successful malls that draw in crowds because there is so much to see and do in them.

After earning his college education Roberto Santiago opened his own company, a cardboard box design and manufacturing company. He earned enough money over the years that he could fulfill his ambitions in the world of real estate. He bought property in a section of the city that isn’t too far from the coast. Over the course of two years Manaira Shopping was constructed before it could open its doors. Once it did it became a place for people in Joao Pessoa to hang out at. His mall has enough to do that people find reasons to go to Manaira Shopping really often.

Roberto Santiago made sure that there were plenty of shopping options at Manaira Shopping and there are stores dedicated to women’s clothing, men’s clothing, children’s clothing, jewelry, sports equipment, electronics, home decor, and more. He also wanted to make sure that there was plenty of entertainment for people of all ages. Manaira Shopping has a large area with video game machines as well as a high tech bowling alley.

Manaira Shopping is one of the biggest malls in Brazil and the food court might just be the biggest of them all. Roberto Santiago has expanded it three times so that it could offer food for every taste and budget. There’s plenty of fast food options, of course, but he wanted to also satisfy those who want high-end fare. The last expansion that Roberto Santiago had done accomplished this as there are now upscale restaurants in the mall. The first new tenant like this was a Capital Steakhouse and it has since been joined by two others.

As Roberto Santiago keeps an eye on things going on around Joao Pessoa he saw that there wasn’t a really good place to hold concerts. The result was a concert hall on the roof of Manaira Shopping that he dubbed as Domus Hall. This air-conditioned space can hold 14,000 people and it attracts national and international groups and solo artists. It is also used for a broad variety of other events like plays, exhibits, large weddings, and business conventions among other uses.

When he established Mangeira Shopping, Roberto Santiago knew exactly what to build given his years of experience at the other mall. This one quickly became one of the top destinations in the part of Joao Pessoa in which it is located.