Rick Smith: The Catalyst for Prison Industries

Rick Smith is currently the CEO of Securus. This is a prison industry company that has worked hard to make sure that they are able to provide people with different options that they need for the prison. While Rick Smith is dedicated to making the prison better all around, he likes to focus the majority of the Securus efforts on how he can help the prison administration. Smith starts with the administration of most of the prisons that he works with because he knows that they need the proper support to be able to run the prison the right way. While the prison company is able to help prisoners in some ways, most of the things that the prisoners get are just a byproduct of the support that Securus is providing to help make prison administration better. Read more articles at securustech.net.

One of the biggest things that the company has done is install kiosks in the prisons. They have intake kiosks, visitor kiosks and even ones that are used on the cell blocks in the prisons that have them. Rick Smith has done a lot to make sure that he can show people the right way to use these kiosks and to help people get everything that they need to make things better for the prisons to be able to run more efficiently. For example, the kiosks that are in the blocks of the prison can be used for everything from getting an envelope to scheduling some type of meeting with administration.

The kiosks also work to cut down the workload that the correctional officers have to do. The inmates are able to do a lot more than what they were in the past because of these kiosks. The officers can focus more on protecting the prison and making sure that it is secure because the kiosks are able to provide the prisoners with the basic things that they need through the kiosks. Things like phone calls, emails and other options are now something that people can use to make things easier on them and to give the guards more time to make sure that the prison is as secure as possible for the people on the inside and the outside. Visit Bloomberg to know more about Rick.

As Securus continues to grow, Rick Smith hopes to add more technology to the things that he is doing with Securus. He plans on making it something that is more secure and has more options for people who are in the prison. Because of everything that Rick Smith Securus has done and has been able to do, it has grown. More prisons than ever are taking advantage of the options that Securus has for them to make their administration better.

Securus Technologies Keeps Family Lines of Communication Open

Whenever we construct a picture of prisoners and their families, there is a tendency to imagine a young prisoner and his mother or siblings. But sadly those who commit crimes are often part of a nuclear family and the children must suffer the ridicule of their unfortunate situation by their playmates and other kids in their circles. The result is that the children often place the blame on their father for his elimination from the family. Securus Technologies allow for an audio and video connection between families and those guilty of criminal offenses and who are paying their debt to society by serving time as the penalty phase for the crime committed. Securus has revolutionized communication between those behind bars and their attorneys, family, and friends. Securus used a network of available technologies to keep the familial bonds intact between prisoners and especially their children and other family members. The once odious travel to prisons, often located long distances from home, has now been eliminated and replaced by Securus audio and video communications.
The effects of this technology can be seen in a short Vimeo production here. This video is a heart-wrenching portrayal of a father trying to stay in communication with his toddler. The efforts made possible by Securus can form a bond between father and daughter that would not exist before Securus.
Securus Technologies was founded in 1986 to provide supplies and communication services to prison facilities. The company has its main office in Dallas, Texas. Regional offices are located in Carrollton, Texas, Allen, Texas, and Atlanta, Georgia. Securus has contracts with 2,600 prison facilities in the United States of America and employs 1,000 persons.
Securus recently announced that it had invested more than $600 million in technologies, acquisitions, and patents in the previous three years of operations to make their products available at reasonable prices.
Sources: Securus Wikipedia
While crimes and imprisonments will remain a part of our culture until the end of time, communication technologies like those put in place by Securus Technologies can help to repair the damages done by the criminal acts of family members.

Securus Video Visitation – Kids from Securus Technologies on Vimeo.