Securus Technologies is an American for-profit prison technology company. The company’s has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas. It was founded in 1986. The firm is one of the largest providers of detainee communications, government information, management solutions, and parolee tracking. It serves more than 2600 facilities in USA, Canada, and Mexico.
Securus Technologies recently announced that they would offer free calls to inmates incarcerated in the Louisiana State Prison. Their reason was prompted by recent floods that had affected the area. The plan includes each prisoner getting one free phone call per day from September 7th.
Securus Technologies announced their partnership with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (LA DOC) on September 1, 2016. The move by Securus Technology may be viewed as very humane in that they have kept the interest of the inmates at heart. Richard A. “Rick” Smith, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Securus Technologies, said that connecting inmates with their family was among the key responsibilities of the company. He continued by saying that the task was more vital because of the recent floods that had hit the Louisiana area. The flooding was very severe, and that is why he felt that the inmates needed to maintain communication with their loved ones to reduce anxiety and stress.
It is estimated that the prisoners will make more than 250000 free calls that will cost Securus Technologies almost $300000. In addition to the free calls, Securus Technologies will give out contributions of $50000 to the inmate welfare fund at the Louisiana Department of Corrections.