Everyone values family. This is because it is what holds us up when we are in trouble. One of the sad moments in life is when one of us is convicted with criminal cases and have to serve a term in jail. However, families are slowly embracing the need of correctional services in the society. This is after the intervention of the Securus Technologies in the prisons.
The users say that with the company a lot of things has changed. For instance, the security system has improved. The Securus Technology has provided the prisons with gadgets that allow the administration to monitor everything that happens in the inmate’s cells.
The family members say that initially, their family members were paranoid because of the massive killings in jail. This were cases where the convicts had committed crimes with known personalities and were afraid they would confess. They cooperated with corrupted officers to kill the inmates to ensure that their evil deeds don’t ever come up.
With the innovative Securus Technologies, the users say that such cases have reduced to zero. This is because the officers are afraid of being seen. The technology has also reduced the bullying of new inmates.
The other technology that the users have appreciated is the ability to stay in touch with the outside world. This is through the embedded email the company has introduced. With this technology, the inmates on signing up can receive images and updates of development on the outside world.
This technology has reduced the challenges that inmates who have been in the jail for a long time face. Users say that most of their family members were not able to adjust to the new life after being released. This is because of the technology that brings changes in the world. Some of them committed crimes to go back to jail before the technology while others fell into depression.This has been erased by Securus services.
It’s nearly a decade since Rick Smith assumed his CEO position at Securus Technologies Inc. leading a company that has been around for more than 30 years isn’t an easy task as many would think. New startups are designed to penetrate the current market whereas old companies need to deal with the market dynamics at every point in any given timeline. Ever since it was founded in 1986, Securus Technologies has undertaken various strategic implementations to ensure that it delivers the best to its clientele. Smith took over from his predecessor Richard Fallcone in July of 2008 and since his ascension to the post he has seen the company grow into what it is today, a millennial technology hub.
Securus Technologies Inc
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Securus Technologies Inc is an American for-profit prison technology corporation. The company was started in 1986 as means to serve the regional suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, Carrolton and Allen Texas. Under its wing, it is said to have 140 patents all revolving in the technologies and communication industries. What the company offers is a more compact way for prisoners to communicate with outsiders. Its efficient technology has helped various prison systems to replace the old face to face visits with on the go voice and video calls. It has also enhanced prison security through its biometric technology.In 2016, Securus Inc announced that it had investments worth $600 million across the U.S and Canada. Currently, Securus Technologies is said to have contracts with more than 2600 correctional facilities in America and serves an estimated 2200 correctional facilities in U.S and Canada. The company is also a major employer having around 1000 employs in its payroll.
Rick Smith’s educational and employment background
A master at what he does, Rick maintains an impressive portfolio. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York buffalo and an MBA from the University of Rochester’s Simon School. In addition to his Electrical Engineering and Business Courses, Rick holds a Masters of mathematics at State University of Brockport.Prior to his appointment as Securus Inc CEO, Rick held a series of posts in various disciplines at Frontier Information Technologies. Some of the positions he held include serving as Vice President of financial management (1997-1998). He has also worked as president at Midwest Telephone Operations, other positions he held here are: Director of Business Development and Director of Network Plant Operations Director. Rick has also served as Director at Eschelon Telecom Inc and Integra Telecom Inc. In addition, he has also served as President at Eschelon Telecom Inc (2000-2003).