Any time that disaster or tragedy strikes, it is natural for people to want to lean on their friends, families, and loved ones. What so many people do not realize is that for those families that have been affected by having a family member detained in prison or a detention center, the cost of being able to talk to that person may be too high for them to afford. In light of the recent flooding that has had a huge impact on the south, one of the leading providers of communications for prisons has decided to offer their phone call services for free in areas that have been affected by flooding.
Securus Technologies is one of the largest providers of phone calls, communications, and various other supplies among all prisons, juvenile detention facilities, and immigration detention centers in all of the United States of America. They provide millions of phone calls for prisoners and their families every year. They are also accredited by the Better Business Bureau Administration. Currently, the company is being overseen by the Chief Executive Officer, Rick Smith who was recently interviewed for an article by PRN Newswire’s website.
In the article, Rick discussed the company’s philosophy about the sheer importance of communications for each and every one of the facilities for which they are a part. Rick went on to say that the value of the free phone calls that Securus will be providing to prisoners is likely to be in excess of $300,000. But what he understands is that aside from the financial or fiscal value of those phone calls, there is a much greater emotional and psychological value for all of the families that are being affected by both the flooding and the separation of their loved ones that are currently incarcerated in a facility.