Securus Technologies is a leading provider of technology solutions in the criminal justice field. Their solutions pertain specifically to public safety, correctional facilities (and the monitoring which accompanies their operation), and investigation. It has always been the prerogative of Securus to provide the highest-quality technological solutions in these areas, and to that end their newest innovation, ConnectUs, is delivering in spades.
ConnectUs helps rid correctional facilities of the need for filing ubiquitous forms during regular operations. From complaints and grievances to medical forms, handbook acceptance forms, forms designed to sign an inmate up for a particular activity, and many more, there is substantial time and effort devoted to this antiquated means of filing and administration. Beyond the time involved, resources like paper, paperclips, staples, staplers, filing cabinets, file separators, markers, pens, pencils and other related accoutrements in 20th century filing add up. With ContactUs, everything is consolidated into a single platform which allows inmates regular access–but monitored and metered, of course. Applications can be customized per facility. Customization options include measures which either grant or restrict access based on the time of day, or even the prisoner (in some cases).
According to Chief Kolitwenzew, who works at a location in Kankakee County, Illinois, the nurses just love ContactUs’ new, easily-unveiled consolidation. He went on to say that thousands of dollars in paper would be saved by the new measure. A $10 man hour can buy about three reams of paper at 400 pieces. ContactUs will very likely save thousands of man hours every year, allowing budgetary realignment, consolidation, and expansion. With 1.2 million inmates already served, Securus stands to revolutionize the whole industry with ContactUs.