Securus and the future of inmate communications

Inmates within correctional facilities find many ways to pass their time. Television shows like MSNBC’s Lockup show viewers creative solutions prisoners can find to their problems. Few people realize that these shows are full of creative but illegal engineering. Not all of the creative inventions shown on prison shows are geared towards creating weaponry. Some prisoner innovations are harmless.

 

One example of a harmless non-traditional use of products is using M&Ms and other colored candies available as cosmetics. Securus Technologies is looking to change the future of inmate communications to make the illegal use of cell phones by prisoners less tempting. The changes include making it easier and cheaper for inmates to communicate while making it easier for prisons officials to track down and crack down on contraband items.

 

The CEO of Securus Technologies recently issued a press release to discuss the direction of the company. While commenting on the direction of the company, he also commented on the direction of the inmate communications industry.

 

Securus plans on continuing to reduce prices charged for their calls while expanding the services available to inmates. It sees more extensive wireless communications containment systems being deployed while expanding prisoner access to mobile devices.

 

The company is currently renting tablets to many inmates and letting some prisoners in facilities use smart devices for free. The company plans to expand into rehabilitation and education areas. The company is currently the leader in providing video visitation services in may correctional facilities across the country.