DALLAS, July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Securus Technologies, a leading provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring announced today that it has exceeded $600 million in direct investments in technologies, patents, and acquisitions over the last three (3) years.
"We have created the broadest product set in the corrections industry over the last three (3) years – we invested over $600 million in technologies, products and patents," said Richard A. ("Rick") Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies.
"Over the last five (5) years – we have invested another $100 million in capital for our core packet switched centralized platform. This platform is called SCP or Secure Calling Platform, and we have grown that to over 950 products and services for over 3,450 facilities (jails and prisons). SCP represents the largest proprietary platform of its type in the world – serving inmates, friends and family, and corrections officials, and processing approximately 400 million calls per year.
"We are not making these investments randomly or without purpose," Smith said. "This total investment of $700 million (product and core platform) is focused on Securus being the premier provider of the best high tech product set in the government services sector. With the platforms and products that we now have – we can effectively do almost anything that corrections needs to do to be more cost effective, more efficient, with higher levels of safety and security for all customers served," said Smith.
"Most of what we build also benefits inmates and friends and family members as well – we DO NOT forget about those customers," said Smith. "We invest in improving the speed of funding – reaching bail bondsmen and friends/family faster with high quality, video calling for a richer social contact, inmate education, inmate healthcare, religion, finding jobs, recreation, music and movie and book downloads, and tablets. All of that and more. Incarceration is bad/stressful and we try to make it less stressful," 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.