Securus Technologies is a company that is wholly dedicated to the prison population in the United States of America. Securus was founded in 1986 and is based in Dallas, Texas. It is a large for-profit company that employs more than 1,000 people and has contracts with 2,600 correctional facilities across the United States and Canada. In a July 2016 reporting, the company announced that it had invested more than $600 million in product and application patents, communication technologies, and acquisitions in the past three years.
Although the American prison population is enormous, Securus has excelled in communication services. The antiquated and costly previous system that put the expense and burden on family members and friends of those convicted has been replaced by a special telephone system for inmates to communicate with family and loved ones.
This new communication system not only helps friends and family but gives the inmate more needed contact with attorneys and friends and family. Securus is doing its part in helping inmates rejoin the society they had transgressed against. The transformation of persons convicted of crimes, turning them into useful members of society is the true task of the American prison system. Securus is helping this transformation in no small part due to its innovative and inexpensive communication system.