Raising the Bar Behind Bars

How many times have you heard about someone being the CEO of a prison phone company? It goes to show you how business savvy Rick Smith actually is. Since June of 2008, Rick Smith has been the Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies Inc. Several corporate executives would falter at the idea of successfully operating a prison phone company. Yet, Rick Smith has brought respectability to business owners who operate in the Prison Industrial Complex industry. Founded in 1986, Securus Technologies is headquartered in Dallas, TX, with an office located in Atlanta, GA. Visit Bloomberg to know more about Rick.

Since its inception, Securus Technologies has provided millions of inmates around the country with a level of freedom they normally would not have. It has also given hope to several inmates around the United States. For the record, Securus Technologies is a billion dollar company, not to mention Richard Smith is a millionaire. In addition to being the CEO of Securus Technologies, Rick Smith is also a board member of Integra Telecom Co. Since his youth, Rick Smith has always been self-driven. While in Buffalo New York, Smith earned a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. Later on, he would earn his Master’s degree at the University of Rochester. Prior to being the CEO of Securus, Rick Smith was the President of Eschelon Telecom Inc. for over three years. Rick Smith’s business skills at Eschelon Telecom Inc. invited an unprecedented growth within the company. Under his leadership, Securus Technologies continues to prosper. As a result, Securus Technologies has the purchasing power to buy out its smaller competitors. Although, Securus Technologies is known primarily for providing phone services to inmates, they also create GPS ankle bracelet monitoring and Securus Technologies is involved in surveillance monitoring. Evidently, Securus found a niche and filled it. This is why they remain so successful. Securus Technologies has brought significant change in lowering prison crime rates. With their innovation and technological accomplishments, Securus Technologies has been successful in preventing contraband from entering behind prison walls. Today, they remain ahead of the pack. They are always looking into ways of providing security and solutions to many of the problems today’s prisons face. Securus technologies have also made a difference in the lives of inmates by connecting them with friends and family members. Oftentimes, these people assist in correcting the actions of inmates and reduce the chances of recidivism. In recent news, they developed an app where you can visit inmates from the comfort of your home. According to Wikipedia

April 17, 2017

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