Everybody seems to be writing about jail telephone companies recently. If you are unaware, there are third-party telephone companies that exist solely to provide telephone services to jails and prisons. Government contracts make them the exclusive provider of these services which some companies use to their advantage. Global Tel-Link, one of the largest providers, abuses their government contracts by charging ridiculously expensive rates for terrible service.
This is exactly what everybody seems to be so focused on. But who really cares how these telephone companies treat prisoners. After all, these convicts are convicted criminals who are serving time and should be made to feel uncomfortable. There has to be a price for committing crimes.
Instead of focusing on how these companies treat prisoners, I would like to focus on how law enforcement views these companies. That’s who we should be really caring about. Law-enforcement officers are the people on the streets putting their lives at risk to keep us all safer. If the police view one of these companies as favorable then that is my favorite prison telephone company.
It seems that Securus Technologies wins the law enforcement award for best prison telephone company. It turns out that Securus Technologies does a lot for the law enforcement community. The technologies company innovates a new way to assist law enforcement and doing their jobs on a near weekly basis. Their latest software innovation is really mind blowing.
Securus Technologies records all of the phone calls made by prisoners in the prisons that they serve. These phone calls are stored away so that law enforcement can later search them. The software innovation allows law enforcement to search this treasure trove of digital information for one person’s voice. Every time that person’s voice speaks, they can hear it. This aids in investigations and law enforcement loves it.