Securus Technologies Brings 30 Years of Technological Innovation to Prison SystemsJuly 5, 2017 - Author: steph
With more than 30 years of experience, Securus Technologies has been providing U.S. correctional facilities with cutting edge capabilities that have not only revolutionized the way prison communications are handled, but has also made life better for inmates, their families and the professionals who work to keep prisons safe, secure and humane.
Based in Dallas, Texas, Securus was established in 1986 and today employs about 1,000 people who work with some 2,600 correctional institutions across the United States. One of the company’s primary services is providing safe communications between inmates and the world outside.
Prison professionals have long recognized telephone and other forms of contact with those outside correctional systems as a nexus that can foster ongoing criminal behavior, dangerous inmate-to-inmate interactions and sometimes even illegal interactions between corrupted prison employees and the inmates themselves.
In the past year, Securus has received numerous letters of thanks from prison authorities who rely upon the company’s systems to “keep everyone honest.” A recent example:
“I wanted to let you all know that with your assistance on this case we were able to use information from the phone calls to obtain a search warrant for the corrupt staff member. As a result, this person was arrested this morning by our staff for introduction of contraband. Please express my many thanks to you and your staff in this case.”
Securus Technologies is leading the way in providing video visitation services from inmate to family. Video visitation has proven to be a powerful tool for maintaining prison safety, but also in providing a way for inmates and families to meet face-to-face, without the need for families to travel for a personal visit on prison grounds.
Other functions provided by Securus include monitoring solutions, data management, investigative services and public safety initiatives.