- Deployed an industry leading 150,000 smart devices, including tablets to bring education, content and technology into the hands of inmates. This represents an investment of over $20 million;
- Secured exclusive partnership with JobView to provide inmates with job searches;
- JPay, a Securus company, launched Lantern (2015), a technology driven education platform. Lantern is the gateway to a positive, education-driven outcome. Over 180,000 inmates have access to JPay’s education programs with over 3.1 million downloads and growing;
- Partnered with another leading technology provider that provides customized educational content to offenders;
- Invested in Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) in 2016 that has a proven long term positive impact on recidivism.
Securus Announces the Appointment of a Director of Recidivism and Reentry
DALLAS, TX February 25, 2017/PRNewswire/ — Securus Technologies, a leading provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring, announces the appointment of a Director of Recidivism and Reentry. “Too often, too many offenders return to jail or prison. State prisons and county jails are trying to tackle this ongoing problem and improve the lives of inmates and friends and family members. While significant steps are underway, Securus continues to invest significant resources to assist our facility customers with solutions,” said Richard A. “Rick” Smith, CEO of Securus Technologies. “The appointment of Dawn Freeman as the Director of Recidivism and Reentry will be utilized to partner with the industry to find ways we can help inmates returning to society in a meaningful, productive way thus reducing recidivism rates.” So far, Securus has taken these industry-leading steps: