It was a relief to many inmates and their families when Securus Technologies in collaboration with Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections reported that every inmate in LA DOC would get a free call. The free services would be available for seven days. Securus Technologies is a leader in the provision of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for investigation, public safety, corrections, and monitoring. The reason for free calls was to help inmates stay connected with their families and friends that have been affected by flood in Louisiana.
Securus Technologies CEO stated the importance of such free services in times of tragedy such as the one experienced in Louisiana. He further added that the services were in line with what the company does, and they were simply facilitating communication to reduce anxiety and stress among inmates and their families as well.
Securus estimates the free calls to cost $300,000. The company will further give $50,000 as a donation to the Louisiana Department of Correction inmate welfare fund to offer more assistance to inmates. The number of calls that will be connected by Securus is estimated to be about 250,000 free calls in just seven days.
Securus Technologies serves over 3,450 correction agencies, public safety, and law enforcement, with over 1,200,000 inmates in the US. The firm’s chief office is in Dallas, Texas. Their services ensure that the world is a safe and happy place for all. Securus Technologies was founded in the year 1986 and has regional offices in Carrollton, Allen, Atlanta, and Georgia. Securus Technologies services include:
- Public Safety Solutions; incident management, public information solutions, and emergency response.
- Investigation Solutions; location based services, biometric analysis solutions, and data analytics.
- Correction Solutions; information management, Communication, inmate self-service and ancillary solutions.
- Monitoring Solutions; court appointed community reporting program solutions and GPS/electronic monitoring.