Securus Technologies is a provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for prisons. It is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and was established in 1986. Securus Technologies has regional offices in Carrollton and Allen in Texas and Atlanta, Georgia having a workforce of about 1000 employees.
The company has contracts with 2,600 correctional facilities in the U.S and over 2,200 across the United States and Canada. In 2007, Securus Technologies purchased Syscon Justice Systems, the international brand leader in Offender Management Systems. In 2016, Securus announced that it had invested over $600 million in patents, technologies, and acquisitions within three years.
Securus Technologies introduced a system that controls contraband cell phones. By 2016, the company had been approved in over five Corrections facilities. Securus collaborated with Harris Corporation on cell defender technology in July 2016. Moreover, Securus announced its wireless containment solution which was delivered to prevent contraband cell phones from connecting to mobile networks. Securus mainly focuses on the specialized needs of the corrections and enforcement communities.
Many customers of Securus Technologies recently commented on using technology to curb crimes including inmate-on-inmate crimes. Richard “Rick” Smith, who serves the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Securus, stated that once a week on average, the company develops a new product or service to advance prevention of crimes. He added that the comments are from inmates, families, prison and jail officials and friends.
For example, one customer appreciated the assistance from Securus which helped them use information from the phone calls to secure a search warrant on a particular corrupt staff member. Another comment was about calls being monitored containing information regarding inmate alcohol use, drugs and drug selling. Moreover, the prison was able to get information about money being transferred, access to a cellular device and threats which helped them during the investigation. Securus is passionate about assisting prevent crimes and promote safety.