Securus Technologies is crushing it. This telecommunications giant is taking over its industry in a big way. You may have never heard of this company even though it is unstoppable. That’s because Securus Technologies only deals with prisons. They are a private third-party telecommunications company that exists solely within our criminal justice system.
This company is innovating so quickly that its competitors are making up rumors about them. One of the biggest rumors circulating is about their new video visitation technology. This technology allows anybody who wants to talk to a prisoner to have a virtual video chat. The video chat only costs a few dollars, the quality of the chat is high, and the video visitation technology is incredibly easy to use.
Securus’s competitors are all making up rumors about this particular technology. They claim that families of prisoners are forced to use this technology in lieu of physical visitation. This is just not true. Families are choosing virtual visitation over physical visitation for a variety of reasons, including costs, time management, and the pain of the physical visitation process.
Virtual visitation allows a family to avoid the embarrassment and intimidation of a physical visit. Prisons are known to charge for parking, families have to travel hours to get to their inmate, security checks can be demeaning, and the prison forces visitors to wait in a waiting room for a physical visit. It’s a process that costs money, takes time, and does not feel good.
Video visitation can take place anywhere an electronic device with Internet access can go. Families can take their inmates out on a picnic, bring them into the living room for a child’s birthday, or introduce him to a new family dog. None of these experiences are possible with physical visitation. This technology is revolutionizing the industry.
Natural catastrophes such as floods that have just been experienced in Louisiana greatly disrupt the day-to-day living of the people affected. The loss of property, loss of health or lives is just some of the aftermath that can characterize a flood. Besides, floods can separate or shut down communication between families at this crucial hour of crisis. Securus Technologies is cognizant of this fact and has offered free calls for inmates at the Louisiana Department of Public Safety Corrections (LA DOC).
Securus is the leading provider of criminal and civil justice technology solutions. The company provides services for public safety, investigation, and correction and monitoring. Currently, Securus serves more than 3400 institutions and covers over one million inmates across North America. Securus has excelled in the provision of emergency responses, public information, biometric analysis, investigations and inmate self-service.
A Friend in Need
Securus has proved to be a friend in need at this hour of crisis to the inmates at LA DOC in the wake of the recent flood. The company will allow the inmate a free call daily up to September 7th to enable them to stay in contact with their families who may be affected by the floods. The company’s management targets that the free calls will go a long way in reducing the anxiety and stress that the inmates and their loved ones are undergoing. This is a magnanimous gesture given that it will cost Securus about $ 300 000 to facilitate the service. As if not enough, Securus has contributed $ 50 000 to the welfare fund of the inmates at the Louisiana Department of Correction to cater for their welfare.
In going out of their way to cater for the communication needs of the inmates, Securus have proved that they hold their client in high regard. This is an example worth emulating for other companies, irrespective of their fields.
This is the very first report that Securus will provide about the integrity breaches and wrong doings of GTL. Over the next six months, Securus will also release numerous reports and statements about the company in question.
Secures Technologies is a Dallas-based company that oversees the wrong doings of businesses and high profile individual’s and bring them to light. This company is the leading in providing criminal and civil justice solutions n technology for the general investigations, public safety, monitoring, and corrections. The company has also announced that they will continue to release findings, facts, and reports that highlight the integrity breaches as well as wrongdoings of the GTL Company.
This is the first press release that Securus has brought to light regarding GTL. The chief executive officer of Securus, Richard A. Smith, loves Securus Technologies Company because it serves as a correction, inmates, and law enforcement for the entire industry. It offends me to find that a company has a carrier that is stooping right below the integrity bar where all other businesses of the same caliber are right above the integrity bar where GTL doesn’t fall.
To that very end, secures is set to review numerous issues about the wrong doings as well as integrity breaches done by GTL in press series that will be released over the next half a year intended to bring GTL into shame and to start acting with better integrity.
The great mistake GTL did was to adding between fifteen and thirty-six seconds to the typical call duration which was an unauthorized and unlawful act to extract extra cash from customers. They also added additional charges to the average call rates.
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