Securus Technologies is one of the nation’s leading providers of prison communication services. Operating for well over 10 years, Securus has been a leading innovator in prison communications technology. It has rolled out a series of highly successful products, including its video visitation solution, as well as serious investigatory tools for corrections officers, to help keep order within the prisons that they guard.
But one of the company’s greatest victories has been its ability to deliver strong value to both inmates and the prisons in which it operates. Take for example the state of Louisiana, one of Securus’ largest markets. In that state, the average commission that Securus pays back to the prisons in which it is operating totals almost 70 percent. This means that for every dollar in revenue spent on inmates to make outgoing phone calls, the prisons that Securus has partnered with get to keep $0.70. This is a fantastic deal for the prisons, providing a large source of revenue that otherwise would not be present.
Securus has done what many would deem to be nearly impossible. Through its highly efficient calling systems and large economies of scale, Securus has managed to keep its average cost to inmates within the state of Louisiana down to just 15 cents per minute. At these low rates, inmates are able to stay in nearly constant communication with loved ones and family members on the outside. This has large benefits not only for the inmates themselves, but also for the family members, including the young children of incarcerated fathers.
This is just one example of the strong value that Securus delivers to its diverse base of clients. In keeping inmates connected with family, Securus is helping to create a safer prison environment and, ultimately, a better country.