Securus Technology is one of the leading criminal justice security and inmate communication providers. Securus Technology expects a brighter future for inmates owing to continuous changes in the correction sector. Others stakeholders including corrections and law enforcement agencies, friends, families, and the society also stand to benefit. Some positive changes aimed at improving the incarceration experience include better communication opportunities for inmates, enhanced video calling, increased employment opportunities for inmates, improved health care, allowing inmates to access all products, and availing the products at subsidized prices.
Richard A. Smith is the CEO and Chairman of the company. He acknowledged the positive contributions that communication technology has had in improving the experience in correction facilities over the past decade. He expects that communication will make a significant contribution to law enforcement sector in the next ten years. He reiterated their commitment to continue availing innovative products that will solve criminal problems. The products are also expected to offer a better experience in corrections setting going into the future.
Mr. Richard Smith said that inmates should have full access to monitored communication equipment. An inmate should have access to the company devices or use his or her device to communicate with approved friends or family members when he or she is booked into a correctional facility. There will not be any worry about security because all communications including emails, video, voice, and text are recorded and monitored. Family members or approved individuals should be able to fund the inmates’ accounts through a centralized system virtually. It is important to note that inmates can also access other benefits such as healthcare needs, education resources, bail bondsmen, commissary, and legal resources through the centralized platform. The system allows the inmate to access everything they need. Smith added that the company is almost meeting the goal of making this a reality.
The arrangement that Securus has put in place will ensure that inmates are granted rights to use their mobile devices since they are accustomed to them. Training will not be needed. They will easily access specific phone number using their devices in case they need immediate assistance such as being bailed out. This arrangement would also shorten the time that inmates in short-term facilities get justice. The company will provide the overall monitoring and recording of various communications to ensure that all parties are safe.
The technological setup would allow inmates to use other forms of communications apart from voice. The new arrangement will stimulate them to access safe date, law libraries, video calling, visitation schedules, various forms, entertainment, and religious text. The future projection is that the inmates will continue to enjoy all the benefits at lower costs. Securus Technologies is a company that specializes in offering incident management, emergency response, communications, inmate self-service, information service, and monitoring of law enforcement and corrections facilities across North America. The company serves more than 1.2 million inmates across 3450 facilities to date. Its goal is to make the world a safer place for everyone.