Securus Technologies: Using Modern Technology to Maintain Order in Prisons
Based on Dallas, Texas, Securus Technologies leads the way in innovation when it comes to providing prisons across the United States with state of the art and modern systems that aim to revolutionize the incarceration environment. Many jails and correction agencies in the country use the software developed by Securus Technologies in the communication sector because of their superior support for monitoring inmate conversations through the telephones and a fantastic equipment quality provided by the company.
Founded in 1986, the corporation, with their regional offices in Allen, Texas, Carrolton, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia, has created around 1,000 jobs for people. In the span of 3 years, Securus spent over $600 million in investments for the development of their systems, patens and acquisitions and has contracts with 2,600 incarceration facilities in the USA.
Securus Technologies started with the merging of two big companies in 2004, namely T-Netix and Evercom. Three years after that, Securus Technologies was honored with the “International Brand Leader in Offender Management Systems – Syscon Justice Systems” for providing prisons with systems that were able to catch and prevent contraband cellphones and internal corruption, and also preventing these mobile phones from connecting to networks using Securus’ Wireless Containment Solution.
Using technologies designed by Securus, a prison reported that they were able to get information from a prisoner’s calls that have helped those in the law enforcement community to obtain a search warrant for a corrupt penitentiary officer. The said corrupt penitentiary officer was arrested the next day. Another prison reported that with the use of Securus’ designed system, they were able to monitor the phone calls of another inmate and prison staff were able to learn about alcohol use, drug selling, and narcotics use in the facility as well as other contrabands such as cellphones and even conversations about past criminal activities, money laundering and other crimes.