Securus Technologies plans to release a series facts, findings and articles that will provide insight on integrity breaches and wrongdoing committed by inmate communications provider Global Tel Link (GTL). Securus, being a leading provider of innovative technology solution for both civil and criminal justice system, plans to uphold integrity in serving one of most society’s vulnerable group- the inmates’ loved ones. The Chief Executive Officer of Securus, Richard A. Smith, mentioned that he found it very offensive that when an inmate communications provider would stoop so low far beyond the integrity bar. While GTL would not do the same, Mr. Smith found it fair that all carriers ought to serve their customers with only the best interests at heart, which most the right way.
With that in mind, over the course of the next six months, Securus Technologies plans to outline a list of systematic or potential wrongdoings by GTL through a series of press release. This, in effect, will be a means of putting the company in the spotlight and shaming them into upholding more upright work values.
Being a for-profit American association, Securus Technologies is based in Dallas, Texas. When the company was started in 1986, it had regional offices set up in Allen, Texas, Atlanta, Georgia and Carrolton, Texas. The company, reportedly, is said to have contracts with close to 2600 correctional facilities in the United States only. A recent financial report made by the company states that in the past three years the company had invested more than $600 million worth of technologies, patents, and acquisitions.
On May 12th this year, Securus Technologies were given accreditation by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and were rated A+. By working hand in hand with the BBB, Securus had not only received their highest rating but also were given a formal accreditation in the form of what they say and issue out in print. In receiving this accreditation, Securus Technologies had done their part in meeting the required standards set up by BBB.