Securus Technologies is the name to reckon with in the correctional technology. The company started its operations in the year 1986, and since then hasn’t looked back. At present, the company serves over 2,200 correctional facilities and over 1.2 million prisoners use its services.
Securus Technologies also hold over 600 patents, and the number is expected to rise as the company recently made an announcement that it has invested $600 million into research and development in the past few years. Securus Technologies wants to use technology to help the prisoners reconnect with their family and lead a life that is closely-knitted family-wise, even when the prisoners are away from their relatives and friends physically.
Securus Technologies believes that such technology would help in alleviating the stress from the lives of the prisoners, and would also assist in reducing the inmate on inmate crime to a great extent. Moreover, the company continues to launch new service now and then.
One of the most recent services Securus Technologies launched is the video visitation service. It would help the friends and relatives of the prisoners to talk and see their inmate family member or friend through a tech device such as a tablet. It would increase the communication opportunity for the prisoners, and would also make it much cheaper for the relatives and friends who would not have to drive or travel all the way to the prison for a few minutes talk.
Securus Technologies also recently published a series of comments from the letters it receives in hundreds and thousands every week from the law enforcement officials. The comments speak about how the technology and services of Securus are helping them stay safe in the line of duty and giving them the information needed in time to catch the offenders. I can say for sure that such a technology would be effective in keeping the crime rate low.