On March 4, 2016, Securus Technologies announced that they are finally able to do more than just connect inmates to outbound calls. Almost 30 years ago, Securus installed over 80,000 telephones for inmates, then exceeded to over 84,000 devices throughout both the U.S. and Mexico. Securus has now begun to provide tablets, S-Phones and even video visitation kiosks, which I believe is outstanding! All of their products are designed and provided with the highest quality of security to prevent property damage. That sure makes me feel relieved! Securus’ CEO, Richard Smith said that he believes that these new devices will help to better connect inmates to friends and family. He also believes that they will help them to better fill out their record logs, paperwork, to complete religious activities and even their education. I am excited about this because it is a recipe for prisoners being treated more humanely.
Since its founding, Securus’ main mission has been to provide inmates with criminal justice technology for the purpose of making their stay as modernized as possible. They also maintain a simultaneous goal of improving public safety. The staff at Securus are experienced and innovative thinkers, engineers, designers and technologists who work together as a team. As a result, the technology that they manufacture doesn’t compete almost anywhere else. I say that this is the way it should be.
Securus is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and is accredited by the BBB. They currently serve over 3,000 corrections, law enforcement and public safety agencies. They especially take pride in the over 1 million inmates that they serve across the North American continent and they should!
If you are a family or friend of an inmate, you can sign up for Securus through AdvanceConnect. AdvanceConnect is prepaid with a minimum $25 funding. You can add multiple numbers as well. Access to accounts is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Securus has two services called On-Site Video Visitation and At Home, both of which make it possible for you to visit your friend or family member in prison straight from the comfort of home and not have to figure out the logistics of inmate phone calls. This eliminates the need for you to make the travel to the correctional facility and to wait in line. You can schedule the visit in advance as well.