Securus Technologies is a social entrepreneurship that is based in Dallas, Texas. They exist to reduce inmate crime within correctional facilities. Having been in the business for 30 years, they have developed unique strategies to make inmates safer from one another.
One of the leading causes of inmate crime in correctional facilities is the use of contraband cell phones. Inmates will use contraband cell phones to connect with other inmates on social media and text messages and plan attacks against other inmates.
Securus Technologies developed two resources to deal with this problem. The first resource they offer is a product known as Cell Defender. This product was created in order to scan a correctional facility and locate any contraband cell phone on the premise. Once that phone was located, the product could either shut the phone off or search it for current or deleted messages.
The second resource that Securus Technologies offered is a product they called Wireless Containment Solutions. Wireless Containment Solutions has the capability of turning off a cell phone’s internal Wi-Fi connector. This prevents inmates from using social media to plan attacks.
Securus Technologies understands that you cannot get a better world by just stopping crime. They understand that you must also better the person.
Securus Technologies plans on bettering inmates through several unique initiatives. All of these initiatives are given through unique Securus Technologies cell phones. The first unique initiative is the capabilities of inmates using one of these cell phones to video chat with their loved ones. These video chats occurred during normal visitation hours. The second unique initiative is the capabilities of taking online classes through the cell phone. The third unique initiative they offer is the ability to help inmates look for and land lucrative job prospects when they get released from prison.