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Securus Technologies

Securus Technologies
for-profit
Industry Prison technology company
Predecessor Richard Falcone, Chairman and CEO (-2008)[1]
Founded 1986
Headquarters Dallas, Texas, USA
Area served
Carrollton, Texas, Allen, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia
Key people
CEO: Richard A. (Rick) Smith (Jun 23, 2008–)
Website Securus Technologies

Securus Technologies is an American for-profit prison technology company based in Dallas, Texas.[2] Founded in 1986 with regional offices located in Carrollton, Texas, Allen, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia, the company employs approximately 1,000 people and is reported to have contracts with 2,600 correctional facilities in the United States. serve over 2,200 Correctional Facilities across the United States and Canada[3] Securus announced in July 2016 that it had invested more than $600 million in technologies, patents and acquisitions in three years.[4]

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HistoryEdit

In September 2004 "T-Netix and Evercom—two industry leading corrections market industry companies"—merged.[1] In June 2007 Securus Technologies acquired the "international brand leader in Offender Management Systems—Syscon Justice Systems.[1]

ProductsEdit

The company introduced a system to control contraband cell phones. By 2016, Securus' Managed Access Solutions had received approval in more than five Department of Corrections facilities.[5] Securus partnered with Harris Corporation in July 2016 on "Cell Defender" technology.[6] In 2017, the company announced its Wireless Containment Solution, which was developed to prevent contraband cell phones from connecting to mobile networks.[7]

ControversyEdit

Securus was one of a number of companies which provided telephone service to inmates in US prisons at higher rates than the general public.[8] The company was the target of a data breach of about 70 million records of phone calls in July 2015.[9]

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