Securus Technologies was founded in 1986. Since then, they have acquired nine companies in their umbrella and have become one of the largest prison calling companies in the United States. With this history behind them, it’s no wonder that the prison system that my daughter is being incarcerated in uses them for their calling needs.
Lately, there has been a lot of talk. My daughter prefers to write than call, but that’s okay. She’s told me a lot about what’s going on in the Securus world, since they’re kept sort of update on the news. They do get some internet or television time if they’re good. At least, that’s what my daughter reassures me of.
That said, something very interesting has come up in the newspapers I receive lately. Securus has been taking their competitors customers at a rate of $4 spent at Securus to $1 spent at their competitor. This is something that I find intriguing. It’s most likely due to a variety of things. I’ve used Securus systems a few times, and I have found them to be a very good company.
They have one of the best video visitation systems in the world. My daughter is incarcerated about 100 miles away. That’s a lot of gas money to spend. How would I be able to see her as often as I do without that? I wouldn’t, that’s how.