Preventing Crime and Reforming People With Securus Technologies

Securus Technologies has long been the company that has provided a lot of good solutions for people that are incarcerated. They provide a lot of different technologies for people that are in the prisons and jails. Among the different pieces of technologies and uses that Securus offers are communications technologies that allow them to get in touch with their families and friends outside of the prisons. The best part of the technology that is offered is that people are able to actually learn some new skills that could help them get jobs when they get back out into the outside world.

 

Another good thing about Securus Technologies is crime prevention. This is in fact one of the best approaches to serving justice. While punishing crime is something that people want to do when they are in the force, it is often not enough for the victims. After all, no punishment in the world is going to take back the damages that were done to the victim. Therefore, Securus has worked on a way to deal with crime from a proactive angle. They have developed technologies that help identify the calls of the inmate and who they are contacting when they are on the phone.

 

Securus Technologies is working very hard to make the world a safer place. Among the ways they are doing this is by giving the inmates something to work towards when they get out of their term. They can take all of the skills that they have learned and either apply it on the search for a new job or work on starting their own business. This is one good thing that is going to help people take care of their lives and become even more productive in their careers. Securus makes it so that jail and prison terms are not going to be the end of their lives.

 

Even With New Court Ruling, Prison Calls Charges Still Go Down

A judicial stay was issued by the court to prison phone companies, halting the implementation of new and lower rate caps on phone calls made by and to inmates. However, the stay does not halt the limitation of certain ancillary fees in relation to inmate calls; therefore the overall price for prison calling goes down.

This followed after a lawsuit was filed against the Federal Communications Commission by Global Tel Link and Securus Technologies. Both companies stated that the FCC had overstepped its boundaries and that the new limits would not match the ‘site commissions’ that prison phone companies were obligated to pay under contract to correctional facilities.  In response to the new ruling, the FCC states that the court had simply declined to delay critical reforms, amongst which, include the implementation of caps and restrictions on ancillary fees.

Nevertheless, the interim caps which were set by the Federal Communications Commissions in 2013, remain as the commission states, but it only applies to calls which are made across the state lines. The FCC had also very recently voted inmate calling rates that imposed lower rate caps on interstate calls and new rate caps on intrastate calls. With these rate caps, the FCC claims that in extreme cases, a prison phone call might go up to $14 per minute, but the overall charge would go down by half.

Tom Wheeler, the FCC Chairman, and Mignon Clyburn, the commissioner, both say that they were disappointed by the court’s delay, but all the same, it was a move they had anticipated.