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Rick Smith is Injecting Life into Correctional Facilities with Out-of-the-box Solutions

If you have ever been in a correctional facility, then you know it is a hard life. It is designed to be. To inspire you to want better and get rehabilitated. Parties on either side of the fence strive to keep in touch in all manner of ingenious ways. Securus is a provider of communications solutions to correctional facilities in the US and Canada established in 1986 out of Dallas, Texas.

It is a billion dollar firm with a presence in over forty-seven states, Mexico and Canada and serving over three thousand civil and criminal justice agencies under the Department of Justice. Securus is involved in communications, call and data management solutions providing over eight hundred products to law enforcement and correctional facilities. They provide a complete range of solutions ranging from basic essential services such as calls and prisoner monitoring to lifestyle and edutainment products including books, games, and media.

Securus enables more than one million inmates to access their families and representatives. Their services include inmate communications, monitoring services, biometric analysis, data solutions, incident management and investigations among others. The merger of two top prison service providers, T-Netix and Evercom, and the acquisition of Syscon Justice Systems created the company renowned for their inmate management systems. Rick Smith is the President and CEO of Securus Technologies since 2008.

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Rick is an engineering graduate of the State University of New York. He also has a business master’s degree from the University of Rochester. Besides Securus, Rick serves on the board of Integra Telecom and Eschelon Telecom. Before Securus, Rick served in various capacities at Eschelon Telecom culminating in the President and CEO position from 2003.

Under his stellar leadership, Eschelon achieved a rapid growth in revenues in a short time that led to a successful IPO in 2005. He has also held various management positions at Frontier Corporation, now named Global Crossing North America Inc. up to 1998.

Rick Smith has been instrumental in guiding Securus to secure the top spot as the provider of choice for correctional communications and related inmate services. He leverages his expert experience in management, telecoms, technology and business development to realize excellence in business leadership that is guaranteed to keep Securus at the top spot.

At Securus, Rick is continually investing in pioneering technologies and reliable customer service. He has been instrumental in overseeing strategic technology acquisitions of related firms in the corrections market industry that solidify Securus’ leading position as the cream of the crop. These include JPay, Guarded Exchange, and Cellblox. Securus is already bagging industry awards under Rick Smith. The Better Business Bureau accredited them with an A+ rating. The Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service also recognized Securus’ spirited efforts in ensuring responsive customer care that delivers. Read more on

Securus Technologies Invents Great Technology Again

There are many reasons that Securus Technologies is known as the leader in the safety industry, and one of them is because of the technologies that they create. Their latest one is the Wireless Containment Solution. This technology is helping correction facilities all across the country with keeping the crime rates down with prisoners using cell phone and devices to connect to the network in order to commit crimes with people on the outside.


With the Wireless Containment Solution, the facility owners can find the people that are trying to use the cell phones and devices to commit crimes by contacting people on the outside. Securus Technologies is proud that they could create this technology, and that it assists in keeping the people safe. Other companies tried to a program work, but they were not successful because they did not have the ability to create the successful technology.


The company wants the public to know more about what they do, so they have invited them to a presentation and tour of the business unit that is located in Dallas, TX. People will be able to ask questions, and see the latest work that the company is doing. They will also find out how important this company is to the safety field, and they will want to follow what their latest accomplishments will be in the future.


Securus Technologies employees are dedicated to what they do. They are experienced experts in the field, and they want to make the world a safer place of all people to be able to live and work in. In the future, the company will create even more technologies every week that will assist in keeping everyone safer on a regular basis. Since they deal in the civil and criminal sectors of justice and law, they are able to help in many ways. Making it a point to complete each mission that they go on in an excellent way, they are in demand across the country, and respected throughout the world for their work and expertise. The company stands firm on completing their mission to make the world a safer place.



Securus Sets the Record Straight on Innaccuracies Contained in the GTL Press Release

Securus Technologies, a top provider of criminal and civil justice technology solutions for investigation, public safety, monitoring and corrections, has come forward to set the record straight on the press release issued by GTL on June 7, 2016. According to Securus Technologies, GTL gave a number of statements that were inaccurate and misleading and they released this press statement to offer clarification on some of these allegations.



GTL Allegations and Securus Clarifications



GTL claimed that a recent decision by the US Patent Trial and Appeals Board regarding its US Patent No. 7,256,816 allows it to move forward and seek damages and injunctions against Securus. Securus clarified this position stating that the case pending before the Texas federal court has been stayed meaning that GTL cannot move forward and seek any reliefs. GTL further claimed that it would be seeking damages and an injunction if granted that will require the immediate cessation by Securus Technologies of using the patented technologies of GTL especially on the video visitation platform. Securus maintains that it is not using any patented technologies belonging to GTL and hence there os no infringement or need for an injunction.



Richard A. Smith, the CEO of Securus Technologies stated that GTL appreciated the fact that litigation involving patents takes a longer time and is costly. This explains why they have resorted to this type of litigation. However, Securus will continue defending itself from attacks and assert its own patents. Rick is still waiting for GTL to respond to his technology challenge.



About Securus Technologies



Securus Technologies has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas and serves over 3,450 law enforcement, corrections and public safety agencies. It also serves more than 1,200,000 inmates found in North America and has a high commitment to serving and connecting by offering incident management, emergency response, investigation, public information, inmate self-service, monitoring and communication products and services. Securus seeks to make the world a better place to live in by connecting what matters.