Securus Technologies is the largest inmate communication firm in the United States. The company is situated in Dallas, Texas but has additional offices in Allen, Georgia, Atlanta and Carrollton. The company’s over 1,000 employees are reported to serve approximately 2,600 correctional facilities in the United States.

In one of their press release, Securus accused Global Tel Link of integrity breaches by overcharging Louisiana taxpayers an excess of $1,243,000. According to Securus, an investigator of Public Service Commission found out that GTL was artificially inflating call charges by adding various amounts of money to its calls after the calls were rated. GTL did this by programming their telephone to rate inmate calls on the basis of higher rates than the default rates tolerable under the Public Service Commission rate caps. According to Securus, such as a practice is totally unlawful and unauthorized.

GTL has also formatted their clocks at the correctional facilities to add roughly between 15 to 36 seconds to the duration of every inmate calls, increasing the overall calling charges of friends and families of inmate callers. This is offensive to the industry considering that every carrier is mandated to serve the customers with their interest at heart.

These reports came shortly after PR Newswire reported that Securus Technologies had secured the final acceptance by all the department of correction (DOC) facilities for managed access systems (MAS). The MAS is a representation that their technology is virtually 100% foolproof. The MAS will allow them to deploy and use technology created by Vanu Tactical Inc., to address illegal cell phone problems in United States today. With the new MAS, Securus intend to make the jails and prisons in the United States, secure, productive and safe environments for law enforcement, inmates as well as for corrections.

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