Securus Technologies Inc., provider of technology solutions for correctional, investigation, and public safety facilities contributed approximately $300,000 to Louisiana inmates. The company made the official announcement on September 1st of its union with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections to provide a 7-day free call service. Inmates are allowed one phone call per day to connect with family members or friends, which started on the first of the month and ending September 7th. Rick Smith CEO of Securus said the company also donated $50,000 to an inmate welfare fund at the Louisiana Department of Corrections. He estimates 250,000 free calls will be the used by inmates within the seven-day period.
In 1986, Securus was founded as Telematic Corporation and changed its name to T-Netix, Inc. A merger transaction between T-Netix and Evercom Systems evolved into Securus Technologies Inc., in 2004. Securus is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and has offices in Carrollton, TX and Atlanta, GA. Last year, the company completed an acquisition transaction with JPay, Inc., which was released in a PR Newswire press release. Securus acquired a leading payments company and provider of kiosks, email, tablets, payments, and cloud products.
2015 acquisition has positioned Securus to further expand their products into the national correctional and law enforcement industry. JPay produced the latest technologies and applications for entertainment & educational applications and electronic payments systems to correctional facilities. Before the acquisition closing, the company was operating in over 30 state prisons.
Securus is now competitive in national markets looking for upgrade technologies to modernize prisons and jails in the United States. The new products give inmates access to books, education, games, and education. Securus Technologies continues to enhance communications technologies and software apps to benefit inmates, families, friends, guards, and officers. The $350,000 donation in services and cash is one of Securus 2016 philanthropy contributions.