Founded in 1986 in Dallas, Texas, Securus Technology Company works with over 2,600 correctional facilities across 45 states in the United States serving over one million inmates. Public safety, monitoring prisoner’s calls, provision of criminal and civil justice technology and prevention of inmate-to-inmate crimes are its main areas of operation.
Embracing the use of technology by Correctional Facilities in preventing and solving crimes in their institutions in conjunction with Securus Technology, it has become easier to achieve this. Richard Smith, the Chairman, and C.E.O of Securus says that consistency has been a key attribute to their success as they develop at least one new product a week to assist correctional officers and law enforcement agencies in solving and preventing crimes. “It is in our DNA to build safety into what we do” adds C.E.O Richard Smith.
Those that use Securus products attest to their efficiency and quality of service with remarkable results. Millions of illegal assets, cash and drugs have been seized with the use of Securus Technology in conjunction with local law enforcement and correctional officials. With its monitoring capabilities, Securus has aided in the pre-emption of incidences of insecurity across correctional facilities. A corrections officer was arrested trying to sneak in contrabands into a prison after information from his phone using Securus allowed authorities to get a search warrant for his home.
Monitoring an inmate’s call using Securus has exposed groups and civilians who sneak in drugs, alcohol and also those that issue threats to another inmate or member of the public. A civilian was arrested for selling prescription drugs to prisoners, and a past shooting incidence was solved with the use of Securus Technology. The Partnership between Correctional Officials, Law Enforcement Agencies and Securus Technology continue to provide top-notch security solutions making everyone’s work easier.