My oldest son is in jail for a crime that he is not proud of, but he wants to be a part of the family until he gets out. He was used to doing homework with my younger son who is in elementary school. We have been able to use Securus to help them connect over homework every night. We do not get to it every night, but we get to it most nights.
I have a tablet set up, and we just put the Securus app on the tablet. My younger son sets up the tablet, and he is so excited to see his big brother every night. He knows that it will be like this for another 18 months, but he does not care. He thinks the technology is so neat that he not interested in worrying about why he has to use it.
The two of them talk about homework for about 20 minutes every night, and then they can both go off to bed. This is the perfect thing for our family because it helps us stay together even though we cannot go out to the jail that much.
I never would have thought you could have a video conference call from a jail with two brothers doing homework. It is really one of the best things I have ever done in our prison system, and I hope that they will keep doing it. This will not impact our family forever, but I think it will help other families. We have seen their pain, and we know that they need this help just like we need it.