Richard A. Smith (known as “Rick”) has been the Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, and President of Securus Technologies, Inc. since June 23, 2008.
Smith reports that Securus, a prison technology company, already provides, or is close to providing, the means for inmates to use the company’s device or their own device to communicate with approved individuals and to have access to databases that will deliver a wide variety of services.
The sole focus is the specialized needs of the law enforcement and corrections communities, and the main aim in inmate communication is to offer aid in the rehabilitation process while giving access to fundamental human rights by facilitating communications between prisoners and their outside contacts. Inmate communication is important in preparing inmates for life after they finish their sentences, it improves the quality of the inmates’ lives, and makes the correction centers safer.
The company has released over 104,000 safe communication gadgets that are used for secure inmate communications and necessary intelligence services. Additionally, it put in place about 85,000 inmate telephones, advanced inmate tablets, lobby kiosks, video visitation kiosks, and more. Smith confirmed that they expect to raise the number of gadgets supplied from 104,000 to 150,000.
Securus connects the incarcerated with family and friends and is the largest inmate communications provider. It helps maintain relationships through inmate calling options and video visitations using a computer, smartphone, or tablet.
Voice, text, email or video messages are and will be recorded and secure. Virtual instant funding of the accounts is accomplished over a centralized platform having a low per minute rate. An Onsite Visit can be scheduled in advance using Onsite Video Visitation. An Anywhere Visit enables visiting remotely using a computer with a web camera connected to the internet. Read more on PRNewsWire.com.
The services of accessed databases will be education, jobs, medical attention, legal resources, bail bondsmen, healthcare, commissary, law libraries, visitation schedules, facility rules, forms, movies, songs, books, and more.
Securus announced in July 2016 that it had already invested over $600 million in patents, technologies, and acquisitions in the past three years.
Securus is one of the largest providers of innovative technical solutions, parolee tracking, detainee communications, and government information management solutions. It serves approximately 2,600 correctional facilities in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Mexico, and Canada; more than 3,400 law enforcement, corrections, and public safety agencies; and more than 1.2 million inmates in North America.
Rick Smith earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo and his MBA at the University of Rochester. He also has Bachelor’s Degrees from the Rochester Institute of Technology and Brockport State College. Read more articles at HealingMagic.Net.