Securus: Fighting The Good Fight

I don’t blame you for ignoring our prisoner population. Most people don’t even know anybody inside of a prison. But our society should be judged on how we treat our most vulnerable citizens. Those vulnerable populations include our prisoners because they usually come from poor socioeconomic backgrounds. There is a lot we can do to help them reintegrate into society in order to reduce crime rates across the country.

 

That’s why it breaks my heart to see this lawsuit levied against Securus Technologies. Securus is a Texas-based telecommunications company that provides services to law enforcement and criminal justice facilities across the country. This company has a great history of innovating software that makes prisoners lives easier while taking the burden off law enforcement.

 

Securus recently rolled out to incredible innovations. The first is video chat technology that allows inmates, friends and family to communicate like anybody would on the outside. It is an especially effective innovation for children who have a parent behind bars.

 

The second innovation helps law enforcement. A new software program can lock onto a person’s voice and deconstruct it to develop a vocal signature. That vocal fingerprint is then run through a database of recorded telephone calls. Every single phone call that the voice was involved with can be pulled up automatically for law enforcement review.

 

But Global Tel Link, Securus Technology’s biggest competitor, has filed a lawsuit against this innovative company. This lawsuit is completely frivolous and just gums up the works. It is the kind of distraction that can drag Securus down just a bit. The quality of prisoner lives is at stake.

 

Securus recently challenged Global Tel Link to a bake-off. Securus wants to show the world that it is the leader in prisoner telecommunications and that it has the right to use its innovations to help better people’s lives.

 

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