The prison systems in the world serve a very vital role in the society. Besides housing criminals, they have the purpose of reforming criminals before they are released back to the society. However, many challenges facing the prison system impedes them from serving this crucial role.
Securus Technologies is a company that offers services and other digital platforms to the jail system to facilitate the smooth operation of the prison systems. This company mainly provides its services to prisons in the United States of America.
Securus Technologies initially started as a purely communication-based company. It provided communication services to prisoners and their families on the outside. As the company grew, it broadened its services. The many challenges facing the prison system in the USA provided a lucrative opportunity for the company to expand. Cases of insufficient prison warders and lack of sufficient health care by the prisoners made the prison systems to be inoperable.
Securus Technologies, therefore, sought out to look for solutions to the problems that faced the prison systems.
The great solution to these problems was in the form of digital platforms. Securus technologies developed digital services and programs that performed multiple tasks and therefore minimize the workloads of the prison warders.
Besides, the day to day operations, the jail systems were streamlined and this significantly increased efficiency of the prison systems. Also, Securus Technologies acquired J Pay Markets. J Pay Markets was a company that was instrumental in introducing electronic payments, education programs, and emails in the prisons. This acquisition facilitated this company in reforming the prison systems in the USA.
The introduction of digital platforms in the correction space was massive. Besides, it further led to the creation of the following platforms in the prisons;
- Jail management software
- Inmate health care monitoring software
- Wireless containment systems
These systems have significantly benefitted the prison system in the USA. Also, the living standard of the incarcerated inmate has improved since the implementation of these systems into the correctional space.