Each inmate will receive one free call per day through September 7th to help them stay in contact with loved ones
DALLAS, TX September 1, 2016/PRNewswire/ —
Securus Technologies, a leading provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring, announced today that it is joining with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (LA DOC) in allowing each inmate incarcerated at a LA DOC facility one free call, per day, to help them stay in contact with family and friends that may be impacted by recent floods. The free calling program will last through September 7th.
“Connecting inmates with family is a critical service that is core to what we do – and this is even more important in times of tragedy like the recent flooding in Louisiana. The flooding in Louisiana is so significant and severe that we need to take extraordinary measures to help make sure that communications are maintained so that we can help reduce anxiety and stress of inmates and their loved ones,” said Richard A. “Rick” Smith, CEO of Securus Technologies. “The value of the calls that Securus will be connecting for free is approximately $300,000. In addition, Securus is making a cash contribution of $50,000 to the inmate welfare fund at Louisiana Department of Corrections in order to further assist inmates there.”
Through September 7th, Securus and the Department of Corrections will enable this feature to allow these phone calls – free to each inmate. Securus estimates it will connect over 250,000 free calls in the next seven days.
About Securus Technologies
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and serving more than 3,450 public safety, law enforcement and corrections agencies and over 1,200,000 inmates across North America, Securus Technologies is committed to serve and connect by providing emergency response, incident management, public information, investigation, biometric analysis, communication, information management, inmate self-service, and monitoring products and services in order to make our world a safer place to live. Securus Technologies connecting what matters®. For more information, please visit SecurusTechnologies.com.