Securus Technologies is a Dallas-based company that specializes in detainee communications, government information management solutions, and parolee tracking services. The company was established in 1986. It has expanded beyond Dallas so far. It has regional offices in Atlanta, Georgia, Allen, Texas, and Carrollton. This company has established links with more than 2600 correctional facilities in North America. It currently serves more than 2200 facilities that collectively house more than a million inmates in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
I do not know of any other technology company that has a strong connection to correctional facilities like Securus Technologies. It is a recognized leader in the provision of innovative technological solutions. Securus has a close relationship with its customers. This company owes its success to its team of about 1000 staff. The team is revolutionizing the experience in many correctional facilities across the country.
Securus has controlled the number of contraband cell phones in correctional facilities through its innovative communication products. They will use the recently developed Wireless Containment Solution to monitor the contraband cell phone. One of its product known as Managed Access Solutions had been approved by more than five correctional facilities by the end of 2016. Securus introduced the ‘Cell Defender’ technology through a partnership with Harris Corporation in 2016. Securus has grown in size and product range over the years. Securus told the public that it had invested more than $600 million in improving its technology and acquiring more companies in 2016.
Richard A. Smith is the CEO and Chairman of Securus. He mentioned that the company develops at least one new product each week. I would not be surprised to imagine the level of impact that it has had in the correction and law enforcement sector with this trend. Most of the consumers who have used the technology solutions have lauded the company for making it possible to control illegal activities in jails. The prisons are now in better position to control the sale of drugs, alcohol use, and money laundering within the facilities. Some facilities reported that they have been able to identify corrupt staff who collude with inmates through the use of the technology.
Consumers have seen improvement in public safety with the help of Securus Technologies. The data catered through the system assist the investigating agencies to fasten and accurately complete their reports. The staff of correction facilities can now identify harassment or potential security threat within the prisons and society. A staff member said that he listened to a conversation between an inmate and family members. He added that one of the older siblings was coaching the inmate on what to say when interrogated about a shooting incident in the conversation. It is obvious that the officer got enough information to conclude the case.