Leading the charge for dynamically growing company Securus Technologies is Chief Executive Officer Rick Smith. Smith was appointed as CEO by the Board of Directors in 2008 after successfully holding multiple leadership positions within the company as well as having a sterling career in management at several large companies. In each position he has held, he has grown the company to a more successful place than it was prior to him accepting the management position. Securus Technologies is one more success story for Rick Smith’s leadership. He joined the company in the early 2000s and rapidly climbed their management ladder prior to being named as Chief Executive Officer. The company was created after the successful merger of other companies and was just a baby in the field of Inmate Management Technology at its inception. However, today is as become a leader, if not the leader, in the field and it is known as the innovator of the industry, consistently developing new technologies to serve North America’s correctional facility institutions.
Securus Technologies has two branches of its services to prisons and correctional facilities.First, they offer calling services to inmates. They are revolutionary in this field in two ways. In the first way, they allow inmates’ loved ones to credit their account in a bank account style way of funding that can easily be done online. The person simply logs on and adds a certain amount of money to the inmate’s account and they can then use this to either make or receive calls from their loved ones. Not only can they make calls but they can make video calls as well as emails. It has been shown that inmates who have more contact with loved ones and the outside world adjust better than those who don’t upon release.Second, Securus Technologies provides technology programs that make prisons safer in a technological age.
For example they have a Cell Phone Defender program that seeks out and locates contraband cell phones being brought into prisons illegally. These cell phones can be used to do a variety of illegal activities or harmful activities that can damage people on the outside. Additionally they have a program that blocks these cell phones from being able to connect to the internet so that even if they pass by security there is no potential to cause damage. Rick Smith has been an asset in taking Securus Technologies to the next level since he has become Chief Executive Officer. He is a passionate innovator that encourages his team members to always be looking for the next way to push Securus to the forefront of inmate technology security. Securus Technologies is now one of the leaders in the Inmate Management Technology industries and it continues to grow and expand its product offerings.