More than two million people in the United States are behind bars. Federal and state prisons across the country are not just jails that hold convicted criminals; they are war zones where rival ethnic groups and gangs battle for dominance and power. Rick Smith, the CEO and chairman of Securus Technology, and his executive team are constantly developing products and new services that help prison officials prevent crimes. Securus is a premier technology company that happens to have more enforcement and correction patents than any other prison service company. Securus has hundreds of patents in its extensive corrections portfolio, and those patents cover fraud detection, commissary services, inmate calling and monitoring services as well as other products and services. Rick Smith recently told prnewswire.com Securus was instrumental in obtaining a search warrant to bring down a corrupt prison staff member. Securus got information about the corrupt prison official through a Securus phone system in that prison.
Rick Smith gets letters from correctional facilities all over the country, and those letters describe the contribution Securus makes to the prison system in the United States. A recent letter from a prison official explains the importance of Securus monitoring system in place at that particular prison. The letter credits Securus for uncovering a drug-selling ring, alcohol use, as well as, drug use in that prison. Another letter credits Securus investigation tools for stopping the flow of contraband material that plagues state and federal prisons. Those letters are just a small sample of the positive comments Smith receives weekly.
Mr. Smith and his team at Securus focus on the specialized needs of corrections community. More than 2,600 prisons in 45 states, Canada, and Mexico say Securus is number one when it comes to providing technical solutions and quick customer service. Securus operates from the main office in Dallas, Texas, but the company also has regional offices in metro Dallas and one office in Atlanta Georgia.