Securus Technologies, a major provider of civil and criminal justice technology services, announced on September 1, 2016 that in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, each inmate incarcerated in the state will be allowed one free telephone call per day, so they can stay connected with family and friends impacted by the recent flooding. This plan will last through September 7, 2016.
The flooding and resulting stress and anxiety caused to many people, make it important for inmates to maintain communications with loved ones on the outside, in order to reduce worry. The value of the free calls Securus will provide is approximately $300,000. Securus is also donating $50,000 to the inmate welfare fund.
For the week of September 1 to September 7, 2016 Securus is estimated to connect over 250,000 free calls. Securus provides a number of services to inmates, however, they realize that talking with family is most important during times of tragedy.
Securus Technologies serves the technology needs of more than 3,450 public safety, law enforcement and corrections agencies. They service over 1,200,000 inmates in the United States. They provide emergency response systems, incident management services, biometric analysis, communication, information management and monitoring services. They connect family and friends to those incarcerated and connect correctional personnel to critical information. They are a leader in connecting technology.