Over 1,100 Products/Features Being Presented. “It’s Like Disney World for Corrections and Law Enforcement”
DALLAS, TX August 24, 2017/Business Wire/ —
Securus Technologies, a leading provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring announced that it has surpassed 1,250 prison and jail customer visits since the opening of its Technology Center in 2015. A survey revealed that more than half of the correctional facilities are focusing on updating technology and expanding services to improve productivity, profitability, and Incarcerated Individual satisfaction.
“Securus Technologies invested over $1.5 million dollars in its state-of-the-art Technology Center,” said Richard A. (“Rick”) Smith, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Securus Technologies. “Located just outside of Dallas in Carrollton, TX, the 10,500 square-foot facility houses the latest civil and criminal justice technology solutions, with fully functional demonstrations of 1,100 products. It provides a unique opportunity for leaders of correctional facilities of all sizes to experience Securus’ many services and technologies in real-time.”
Some of the quotes from jail and prison officials include:
- “It’s like Disney World for corrections and law enforcement – you have everything here that I could ever want.”
- “We had a carrier that was living in the ice age – and Securus is like the new millennium – one extreme to the other. Securus is head and shoulders above the competition when it comes to innovation and looking at new products. They think outside of the box because there are a lot of opportunities out there to improve our safety and security.”
- “The technology available to us and their ability to offer those new technologies has changed the makeup of our facility. We no longer escort Incarcerated Individuals and it has cut down on fights and staffing. The Securus relationship is great and asking our opinion on future technologies that we need is very good and we appreciate the opportunity to share with them our opinion of how it can impact law enforcement.”
“We are encouraging all of our correctional facilities to visit the Technology Center, and we have had an overwhelming response to date. There is nothing like seeing the technology in person; and in the space of as little as a few hours, or if they prefer a few days, learning how you can make your facility safer and more efficient, while at the same time improving and increasing communications between Incarcerated Individuals and friends/family members. All of this results in real recidivism reductions. I want to help law enforcement, corrections, and the courts push programs that keep Incarcerated Individuals from reoffending – you have my commitment to do that,” said Smith.
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.tech.