Securus Technologies recently announced that that it had deployed over 84,000 intelligent communications devices, which do more than just allowing inmates to make calls. Securus Technologies is a company that investigates and offers civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety.
The Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Richard Smith, said that in the 28 years his company had served the prison market, they have successfully managed to install 80,000 inmate telephones, which provide communication for the prisoners. He said that presently, there are more than 84,000 ‘intelligent inmate devices’, which were serving USA and Mexico prisons. He explained that the intelligent inmate devices are sophisticated inmate tablets, video visitation kiosks, and proprietary S-Phones. All of these devices were designed with the highest level of security.
The intelligent devices educate the prisoners, both at the high school and college levels; allow video communications between inmates and friends and family; allow efficient grievance filings; and also provide entertainment, which helps maintain a safe environment in correctional facilities. Detainees can now enjoy better access to law libraries and also find jobs when released.
Securus Technologies is playing a huge role in the rehabilitation of prisoners by providing education. The education they are providing helps to ensure that prisoners are well prepared for life after their time behind bars comes to an end. The more education that inmates receive, the less likely they are to return to prison.
Securus Technologies is investing heavily in the jail industry. The CEO said that he expected more than 150,000 intelligent devices in prisons by the end of the year. He said that this investment would serve not only the prisoners, but also friends, family, and law enforcers. He concluded by saying that provision of the intelligent devices were improving communications and making the jail environment safer.