Through video visitation service, Securus is helping to fight intramural prison crime

In the United States prison system, one of the most serious threats facing institutions is inmates who feel they have nothing to lose. Inmates who are sent to prison for long periods of time oftentimes develop a deep sense of ennui, which causes them to gradually lose hope and become dependent upon the carceral environment for their own sense of identity. It is this process of institutionalization that has long been the focal point of reforming inmates and allowing them to have a viable second chance at life upon their release.

 

One company, Securus Technologies, is helping to fight the institutionalization of inmates in a novel and high-tech way. Through its implementation of video visitation systems, Securus is allowing inmates to stay in almost constant contact with family members, giving them something to get out of bed for in the morning and a sense of lasting hope. Inmates that would have likely gone their entire sentence without seeing their close family members, including young children, are now able to talk with them on a daily basis, allowing for the maintenance of those crucial relationships with outside, law-abiding citizens that prevent inmates from becoming completely engulfed by the criminal milieu of the prison environment.

 

On top of this, Securus has been able to offer the service and incredibly low rates. On average, prisoners paid just $0.15 per minute to use Securus’ video visitation systems, a rate that is lower, historically speaking, the most inmates would have been paying for outgoing telephone calls on an old, analog line.

 

It is through innovations like these that Securus is doing a great deal to keep U.S. prisons safe for both inmates and the guards who keep the institutions running. Through its billion-dollar research and development projects, Securus continues to deliver high-tech and innovative products to one of the most challenging workplace environments in the country.

 

Securus Technologies Receives Significant Approval Rate in Various Correctional facilities

In 2004 two leading industries in rehabilitation companies namely, Evercom and T-Netix united to form the American for-profit prison, Securus Technologies which is a technology company located in Dallas, Texas. It has international offices situated in Atlanta and Georgia. There are also offices in Carrollton and Allen both in Texas. The company has an employment rate of close to 1,000 workers and is proven to have partnered in contractual terms with 2,600 correctional centers around the United States of America.

 

With its ability to work with not less than 2,200 Correctional centers across the region and to nearby Canada, Securus made an announcement in July 2016 which indicated that they had supplied more than $600 million on investments in technologies, exclusive rights, and possessions in three solid years. Securus Technologies obtained a global brand name leader in Offender Management Systems that referred to as Syscon Justice Sytems.

 

The company boasts of introducing a system that controlled contraband cell phones. As 2016 approached, Securus Technologies Controlled Access Solutions had improved so much that made it receive a huge approval rate in various Department of Corrections facilities that were more than five in number. In July of 2016, Securus secured a partnership together with Harris Corporations on “Cell Defender” know-how. The company later made an announcement in 2017 about its wireless Contained Solution that was meant to help reduce contraband cell phones ability to connect to wireless mobile networks.

 

The center of focus in Securus, Inc. is to deploy safe and secure mobile services to the dynamic market environment. For that matter, Securus made an inclusive machine-to-machine (M2M) technology platform that has enabled the company with its investment partners to convey sophisticated hardware, devices and software Global Positioning Systems (GPS) solutions.

 

Besides Securus strategic partnership includes leading enterprises in every vertical market to bring about optimization and state of the art GPS solutions. The products they design are not only meant for college students and senior citizens but also individuals with special needs and law enforcement agencies. Its general purpose and vehicle trailing GPS locators sold through its retail chains across the country.

 

There was a sample of comments obtained from letters and emails from officials in prison around the United States. The officials were individuals with obligations to prevent and solve crimes to make living surroundings better and safer.

 

Also, there were comments by selected customers on the use of technology to prevent and solve crimes. Most of the comments were positive. An instance of such comments includes an individual who was grateful for the phone calls information they had acquired in a case involving a corrupt member of staff. As a result, a search warrant obtained and the accused arrested for introducing contraband.