Securus Technologies is a well-known communications company that specializes in connecting inmates in correctional institutions with their families while they are incarcerated. Securus services over 3,400 correctional institutions, safety associations and law enforcement entities throughout the North American continent.
The ability for inmates to be able to stay in touch with family on a regular basis has a lot to do with the rehabilitation of prisoners when they are released after their sentence is over.
However all of the perks that are provided with the communications systems that the inmates enjoy opens the door for the unscrupulous to manipulate the system for criminal purposes. By their very nature, some inmates attempt to utilize this privilege for the wrong purposes.
Consequently Securus Technologies has added, and continues to implement, various security services that discourage criminal activity among inmates, prison personnel and others on the outside who attempt criminal activity for their own gain. In a recent statement, Securus pointed out that they develop a new product or service that helps law enforcement prevent and solve crimes at least every week.
Such items as voice recognition on phones, internal cameras, key phrase technology when criminal phrases are mentioned during phone conversations, etc. Monitoring of calls has produced lots of evidence that has been taken to court as proof of criminal activity and this alone has cut down on crime. When people know that there are ways of detecting conversations and criminal activity, they are more hesitant to act in criminal ways.
Law enforcement both inside of the prisons and local agencies are very supportive of the help that Securus is able to supply because it helps to corral the beginning of the criminal activity, and it supplies evidence that has been very helpful in convicting people who have committed crimes both from within the prisons and outside as well.