In the public safety industry, there is one company that stands out from all the rest. The name of the company is Securus Technologies. They are in demand from correction facilities and other companies all across the nation. Their work is known worldwide, and they are respected for it.
Securus Technologies wanted the company to see firsthand what they do, and why it is so important to the nation as a whole. They had them visit their TX office for a tour and presentation. The people were glad that they visited, and they gained a lot of information from it.
The company received quite a bit of emails and remarks that depicted how much the company’s technologies have benefited their correction facilities. In an effort to let the public see what was said, they formulated an article and publicized it.
Securus Technologies creates new and ingenious ways to protect the public’s safety on a weekly basis. They are a step ahead of the rest of their competitors at all times. Since they are in constant demand for what they can do, they have an excellent staff that can accomplish any mission that they are sent on. It is evident that they will continue their leader in the public safety sector well into the future.
Securus Technologies, the industry leader in inmate communications, recently offered its competitor, GTL, a chance to show off its video visitation system’s capabilities in a head-to-head challenge against Securus’ video visitation technology. GTL declined. For Securus, GTL’s unwillingness to participate in the contest gave a further boost to the widely held perception that Securus is the undisputed industry leader in video visitation systems.
Detractors have many words but little to say
The challenge that Securus issued to GTL came on the heels of years of hectoring and dubious criticisms on the part of GTL. Some of these criticisms were without any merit whatever, such as GTL’s ongoing claims that Securus had somehow infringed on their intellectual property rights in the implementation of their totally proprietary software.
Other claims had the color of truth but fell apart on closer inspection. These included allegations that the implementation of Securus’ video visitation system throughout the nation’s jails was motivated by corrupt or untoward ends. Specifically, detractors noted that in jails, often times, the installation of video visitation resulted in the permanent removal of traditional, in-person visitations. They contended that this was a violation of inmates’ rights. This charge was more difficult to answer, as the first part was clearly true. Many jails had eliminated traditional visitations after they had adopted video visitation systems.
However, the second part of the allegation, that it was a violation of prisoner’s rights and, implicitly, that there were untoward motives involved, is false. It turns out that there are no constitutionally guaranteed rights for jail inmates to have access to visitations, although the legal picture with respect to prisons is more complex. But, ultimately, the reason video visitation has been used to replace in-person visits at jails is solely due to safety. What’s more, inmates who would have been talking to visitors from behind bullet-proof Plexiglas and over a pay-phone-like receiver often reported a better experience using video visitation anyway.
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.