Securus Technologies designs innovative protective measures for guards and inmates of U.S. penal systems, as well as solutions to help keep the public safe. Rick Smith is the CEO and President of Securus Technologies located in Texas and Georgia. Securus has been investigating Facebook videos created by a South Carolina inmate with a contraband cellphone and placed on the internet. The Wireless Containment Solutions (WCS) of Securus Technologies is working on stopping unsafe and illegal inmate activities like this. This inmate and others like him find it easy to use contraband cellphones to perform illegal acts that could endanger the public. The South Carolina correctional institution did not have any WCS technology installed because if they had, unauthorized phones would be unable to connect to a wireless network.
Securus is continually developing solutions to make sure that contraband cellphones are expunged in the nation’s prisons. As if this account wasn’t enough, Robert Johnson is going around the country to tell local, state, and federal politicians about how important it is to keep contraband cellphones out of the hands of prisoners. Mr. Johnson worked at a South Carolina correctional institution for more than 15 years. It was his job to seize contraband products like cellphones. Presently Robert Johnson is a consultant for Securus Technologies because he sees that innovative technology is the only way to stop illicit items from making their way into correctional systems and used by inmates. Mr. Johnson recalled an attempted hit via the cellphone by three inmates, on a child because the baby’s Uncle did something they did not like.
Johnson said that more than 8,000 cellphones have been confiscated in Florida prisons. Securus Technologies and their Wireless Containment System is being used in 3 Florida prisons and they are planning for more. Mr. Johnson has appeared before the Federal Communications Commission to talk about the dangerous hazards to the public in the use of illegal cellphone by incarcerated men and women. The Federal Communications Commission is involved because it has authority over the U.S. airwaves by cell phone providers. The WCS technology operates by recognizing all cellphone numbers connected to a correctional facility. If any unknown numbers try to connect to the wireless system, it is stopped immediately, and not allowed to go through.
GTL, a struggling aspirant in the prison communications industry, has recently embarrassed itself by biting off thoroughly more than it can chew. After years of hurling invective arrows at its insouciant better, industry leader Securus Technologies, the elephant finally noticed the flea on its back and made gestures towards its permanent removal.
Securus issued a challenge. It invited the honor-defiling GTL to a techno duel whereby the companies’ respective video visitation technologies would square off in an inmate-communications showdown. GTL, who had made a career of verbally attacking its competitor, and who threatened a peddle-to-the-floor suicide run at chicken-slaying glory, quickly bulked in the headlights and ran off into the ditch of cowardly defeat. This predictable sequence stemmed naturally from a company with a bully’s instinct and a fool’s touch trying to take on a gracious world champion.
Securus investigative solutions save lives
But this wild circus side-show detracts from the very serious task at hand. Through its many investigatory solutions, Securus has put tools into the hands of corrections officers and administrators that not only keep things running smoothly, they save lives.
Through Securus’ voice recognition software, any unauthorized party can be identified on any prison communications device within microseconds, alerting staff and giving them the option to either close the communication or continue on, monitoring it in real time. These capabilities have tipped staff off to many crimes and thwarted them before they had a chance to be carried out. In a few cases, it has actually foiled murder attempts and other extremely serious felonies.
By removing the ability of prisoners and civilians to engage in unauthorized communications, Securus is removing one of the largest threats from the prison environment. The threat of gangs to be able to pass orders and commit criminal conspiracies is lessened dramatically when the individual gang members cannot make a phone call without being actively monitored.
Securus Technologies is responsible for regulating inmate calls for thousands of customers around the world. They offer a unique video chat feature that was highlighted in a recent PRN Newswire article. Inmates and their families can now visit over the internet and 160,000+ inmates are currently being served. In a recent fourth quarter audit, Securus was responsible for finding an irregularity that allowed free inmate calling to Louisiana for a limited time. Now, they are committed to being one of the top inmate calling providers in the industry by providing technologically advanced features that allow you to talk to your loved ones over the internet.
Securus is now a partner of Vimeo and has a high definition video chat feature that is available simply by registering for an account on thier website. If you’re interested in visiting your loved ones through video chatting, you should be placed on their visiting list. Imagine seeing your loved ones over the internet with complete control of the sound and the picture. Just a few simple clicks and you can talk to your loved ones how and when you want. You’re invited to learn more about video chatting features from Securus through their online website.
Securus Technology Features
You can pay for many inmate features over the phone with a valid checking or debit card. You never have to leave home when you can pick up the phone and purchase inmate features and put money into an inmates account.
You can leave an inmate a voicemail in their account by having access to their access number. This feature is available to inmates through their commissary. You can leave your loved ones in a correctional facility any time that you want and they will retrieve it when they have access to their phone privileges.