DALLAS, April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Securus Technologies, a leading provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring announced that it will surpass 400 prison and jail customer visits during the first year of operations of its Technology Center. A recent survey revealed that more than half of the correctional facilities are focusing on updating technology and expanding services in 2016 to improve productivity, profitability and inmate satisfaction.
"Securus Technologies invested over $1.5 million dollars in its state-of-the-art Technology Center," said Richard A. ("Rick") Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies. "Located just outside of Dallas in Carrollton, TX, the 10,500 square-foot facility houses the latest civil and criminal justice technology solutions, with fully functional demonstrations of 900+ products. It provides a unique opportunity for leaders of correctional facilities of all sizes to experience Securus' many services and technologies in real-time."
Some of the quotes from jail and prison officials include:
- "It's like Disney World for corrections and law enforcement – you have everything here that I could ever want."
- "We had a carrier that was living in the ice age – and Securus is like the new millennium – one extreme to the other. Securus is head and shoulders above the competition when it comes to innovation and looking at new products. They think outside of the box because there are a lot of opportunities out there to improve our safety and security."
- "The technology available to us and their ability to offer those new technologies has changed the makeup of our facility. We no longer escort inmates and it has cut down on fights and staffing. The Securus relationship is great and asking our opinion on future technologies that we need is very good and we appreciate the opportunity to share with them our opinion of how it can impact law enforcement."
"We are encouraging all of our correctional facilities to visit the Technology Center, and we have had an overwhelming response to date. There is nothing like seeing the technology in person; and in the space of a few hours, learning how you can make your facility safer and more efficient, while at the same time improving and increasing communications between inmates and friends/family members. All of this results in real recidivism reductions. I want to help law enforcement, corrections and the courts keep inmates from reoffending – you have my commitment to do that," concluded Smith.
ABOUT SECURUS TECHNOLOGIES
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and serving more than 3,450 public safety, law enforcement and corrections agencies and over 1,200,000 inmates across North America, Securus Technologies is committed to serve and connect by providing emergency response, incident management, public information, investigation, biometric analysis, communication, information management, inmate self-service, and monitoring products and services in order to make our world a safer place to live. Securus Technologies focuses on connecting what matters®. To learn more about our full suite of civil and criminal justice technology solutions, please visit SecurusTechnologies.com.
SOURCE Securus Technologies, Inc.