Founded in 1986, Securus Technologies is an American technology company specializing in the development of prisons technology. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Securus Technologies also has offices in Allen and Carrolton, both in Texas and in Atlanta Georgia. Securus employs over 1000 people and has served over 2,200 correctional facilities across the United States and in Canada. They are also claimed to have over 2,600 contracts with different correctional facilities in North America currently. In 2016, the company announced that it had pumped 600 million into acquisitions, the development of technologies and patents since 2013.
Company chairman and chief executive officer Richard Smith said that Securus Technologies developed a new product or service at least once a week aimed at helping law enforcement and the officials of correctional facilities to prevent and solve crimes. After such a lengthy period in the prison technology industry, Securus has perfected their craft and have amassed a world of experience which has made them an industry leader. They have left in their wake a long list of satisfied clients, many who have been vocal enough to express their satisfaction.
In fact, Securus Technologies released in 2016 a considerable number of emails and letters received from clients who had expressed their satisfaction with the company’s work in the recent past, which was released by chairman and CEO Richard Smith, most of the correspondence came from prisons and jail officials from around the country. Mr. Smith intimidated that they receive thousands of such email each month. Most of the mail and correspondence complemented the company on the stellar work that they had done in providing prison security and communication technology over the years. Many felt that this has made the correctional system more worthwhile and redefined it from being a merely punitive system for offenders. They also thought that the company had made life much safer in the society and had enabled for more straightforward and more efficient solving of crimes in the community.