Securus Technologies is a company that connects inmates with their friends and families. The company is based in Dallas, Texas and has been around for over 30 years. Although they provide many services, telecommunication is their primary product offering. Through phone service that’s affordable, video chats, voicemail, and email, life is made a little easier for everyone.
The company has acquired a few other companies during recent years, to enhance the level of service they bring. The most recent acquisition of GovPayNet will make it easier for payments to be made from facilities, or by loved ones and other’s outside of the facilities. These types of payments include court fees and costs, motor vehicle tickets, restitution charges, probation payments, and the like. Being able to streamline the service, means faster and better communication, helping the inmates comply, or meet their obligations in a timely manner.
JPay was also recently acquired and provides similar services. JPay has also come out with a tablet that’s able to be purchased by inmates loaded with courses and educational software. This has been a longtime concern, as many inmates would like to leave the facility prepared to get back to work. Securus Technologies has stated that these companies coming under their wing will make technology, and the current services operate much better. The other companies agree that being partners will advance technology even faster, and look forward to being under the Securus umbrella of brands.
Other advancements that have recently been introduced include enhanced monitoring of calls and other forms of communication. Better monitoring of the facilities focusing on inmate activity and employee activity has been added as well. Wireless containment systems have been added to stop contraband cell phone inside the facility from being used. This significantly improves safety inside, and outside the facility as the phones have been linked to crimes inside and outside the facility. Securus Technologies has been making advancements in recent years, and it will be interesting to see how the landscape of these facilities changes over the years as a result.