I recently had the opportunity to learn about Securus Technology and how they use their technology to solve as well as prevent crimes. Securus Technology, based in Dallas, Texas, is a provider of criminal and civil justice technology to law enforcement throughout the United States. The company specializes in monitoring, corrections, public safety, and assisting in the investigation of crimes. There has been a sample of redacted letters and emails released about Securus Technologies that I recently went through.
One of the letters went into detail about how the company’s assistance led to a search warrant being issued for a staff member suspected of corruption due to phone calls that Securus Technology provided to investigators. As a result, the suspect was arrested on a charge of introduction of contraband. Another email I read came from a correctional facility who has been relying on the company’s tech solutions for over ten years and praised them for helping to revolutionalize the incarceration environment as well as improve public safety. In other praise of Securus Technology by the corrections community, I saw a user say how because of Securus Technologies they were able to collect information about one of their inmate’s alcohol and drug selling in addition to other crimes.
I found that Securus Technology recently attained a rating of A+ with the Better Business Bureau, their best rating, which was detailed in this article – P475. The company also acquired JPay Inc. two years ago in order to expand their ability to accept electronic payments and prison emails as well as provide educational and entertainment apps to prisoners throughout the United States.