In the wake of the devastating floods that have impacted so many lives in the state of Louisiana, Securus Technologies stepped up to the plate to help ease the burden. In an effort to make sure inmates could stay in touch with family member who were impacted by the floods, each inmate was given one free call a day. Keeping inmates in touch with their families is a core service that Securus provides to inmates and their families and this service becomes even more important during times of crisis. The value of these calls is estimated to be over $300,000 and in addition Securus will be donating $50,000 to inmate welfare fund at Louisiana Department of Corrections so that they have additional resources to help inmates going forward.
This is just one example of the work the Securus does to help improve the lives of inmates and prison workers. However there are plenty of other examples, for instance Securus purchased JPay last year. Jpay was the firm responsible for introducing electronic payments, emails and educational applications to over 33 prison systems. By purchasing the company Securus confirmed it commitment to continually work to improve the prison systems. The technology offered by Jpay allowed families to send money to prisoners electronically. In addition it gives prisoners access to educational programs on tablets. These services not only help improve the prisoners’ lives but have been shown to reduce crime within the prison which leads to a better work environment for the prison workers.
Securus has been providing services the to the nations prison systems for over 25 years. Securus is headquartered in Dallas and currently provides services to over 1.2 million prisoners and 3,400 law enforcements workers. It continues to strive to be on the cutting edge of technology with over 140 patents issued and 90 more pending.