I’m glad Securus Technologies is trying to shame Global Tel Link (GTL), also an inmate communications provider, into acting more responsibly toward the families of inmates. While Securus highlights GTL’s past fraudulent actions, Securus’ CEO says that GTL still isn’t acting with integrity. Providing the only link that some family members have with inmates is such an important function, nevertheless, some communication providers only care about revenues. At least Securus understands that while they have a right to make a profit, they are also serving the child who calls his parent in prison because he or she can’t visit the facility and the mother who keeps in touch with her son to keep his spirits up.
I realize that some people may question Securus Technologies’ press release about GTL, especially since inmate communication companies have been taking a beating in the press lately, however, Securus does not engage in questionable practices like some of their competitors. The company is trying to improve the image of the prison communication industry, because the industry provides a vital service. Securus has an A+ rating from the BBB, therefore, they have a right to call out other companies in the same sector that are tarnishing the public’s perception of the industry. Find Securus Technologies on Linkedin to learn more about cutting-edge criminal justice technology products and services.