Month: August 2016

Inmates can use Securus Technology to Help their Kids with Homework

I am an educator who is really concerned about the lives of the children I come into contact with. One day I came across a child who had a parent in jail. This child was struggling in school.

When I asked this child to have their parents contact me about improving their grades; he sadly told me that both of his parents were in jail. Now, I understood why the child was failing.

I recently came across a shocking statistic – nearly 3 million kids within the United States has at least 1 parent locked up behind bars. This is a very troubling statistic. Fortunately, I found some good news that counteracted this bad information.

I came across a fairly new technology called video visitation. It has been around for less than 5 years and it is really making a difference for family members with incarcerated loved ones. Securus is the name of communications company that provides specialized technology for inmates and their families.

This technology is called the Video Visitation App and what it does is to allow prisoners to use special video terminals while they talk to their family members through their mobile phone or tablet. Securus had a really good idea with this communication system.

I explored the app some more and quickly discovered a video that showcased an inmate helping his daughter with her homework. They were both engaged trying to solve a subtraction problem. He was encouraging his child to pursue her dreams and was even giving her advice about the type of college she should attend.

This is when I realized that Securus’s technology is really beneficial for family members and inmates. Upon further discovery, Securus had created their Video Visitation App not just to help prisoners to communicate better; but to form bonds with their families that would keep them out of jail.

Read more at Wikipedia about Securus.

The Video Visitation App by Securus does more than just allow an imprisoned mother or father to talk with their child; it allows them to prepare for their loved ones that they should be going back home to at some point in the future. In my opinion, Securus really got this one right. More information about the Video Visitation App is available on

Securus Video Visitation – Homework from Securus Technologies on Vimeo.

Who Is Crystal Hunt?

This sexy thirty-something star broke into the world of acting at just 17. She has had many roles that she is well known through since she began her career and she is still going strong with acting in both TV and movies. Her career started with a small uncredited part in the movie “Problem Child” and has rocketed since then.

The big break in Crystal’s career was her role on TV in 2003. Crystal Hunt was discovered in New York, and cast on the daytime soap opera “Guiding Light.” She played the role of Lizzie Spaulding, a troubled teen, which she played for four years. She was also at 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in 2005 as well.

From her role on TV, Crystal moved to a role on the big screen when she played Jill Overton in the equestrian film “The Derby Stallion.” She continued her movie career with a spot playing on a Snow White inspired movie, “Sydney White.” She left the big screen for a short time to return to daytime TV.

In 2009, Crystal was offered a role on the hit daytime series “One Life To Live,” where she played a stripper named Stacy Morasco. She continued this role for three years until 2012. She has returned to TV one more time since this role which was in

Between her bouts on TV she starred in several movies. These included her most notable movie “Magic Mike XXL,” where she played Laura. Crystal also starred in the movies “NYC Underground” and “23 Blast,” and co-produced the horror flick “Talbot County” with her friend Dania Ramirez.  See Crystal’s full list of credentials on IMDb.