Securus Technologies released a list of comments compiled from emails and letters that they had received in October last year. The comments were from prison and jail officials who had used their services and products to solve and prevent crimes. The names of the officials and the facilities were redacted to protect the identities and to uphold client privilege. Securus’ products were used to prevent inmate-on-inmate crimes and other crimes outside the prison facilities. Richard Smith is the chairman and CEO of Securus. He said that the company tried to release a new service and product each month to help make the incarceration environment safer.
Richard added that the company received thousands of pieces of correspondence on the impact that their products had on the safety of the society. He finished by stating that it was an honor for Securus to play such an important role in the protection of citizens. One of the comments went into detail about how prison officials had collaborated with Securus to solve a case. The officials were able to get information from the call monitoring service that they used to get a search warrant. This led to the arrest of a corrupt official who was charged with introducing contraband into the facility.
Another comment described how the call monitoring service was able to provide information about incidences that were happening in the facility. The officials were able to establish that there was alcohol abuse, drug selling, mobile phone access, and money being transferred. Securus’ products had also been used to prevent the introduction of contraband into the correctional facilities. The LBS Software had been used by law enforcement to obtain the location of a stash of illegal drugs and assets. The official said that this would have been impossible without the help of Securus.