Securus Technologies recently announced that it would be working with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections to help families during an urgent crisis. Currently, there is widespread flooding in Louisiana which has been devastating for local families. Many of those families have an incarcerated member. Securus will be allowing all families in Lousiana to have one free phone call per day to stay in contact with their incarcerated family member. This will last until September 7th. Securus Technologies is a company that provides public safety, corrections, monitoring, and criminal justice solutions to the community.
Rick Smith, the Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies, released a personal statement on the matter. He said that allowing inmates to connect with their families is an important part of what he and his company strive to do. He considers it to be a critical service and his desire to help people at this time comes from his company’s core values. He has personally witnessed the devastation caused by the flooding in Lousiana. He knows how people are filled with anxiety and stress due to this disaster. He felt it was important to allow free calls because he wanted allay people’s fears for their family’s well-being. In total, Rick believes that his company will be giving away $300,000 in free phone calls to the family’s of inmates. Moreover, Securus will be making a cash donation to the state of Lousiana Department of Corrections totalling $50,000. This money will further help the inmates and the family’s of inmates at this difficult time. It is likely that Securus Technologies will be connecting more than 250,000 free phone calls during this period.
Securus Technologies is based out of Dallas, Texas but its reach is broad. It provides services to more than 3000 law enforcement and penal system agencies across the nation.