How Securus Technologies Responded to GTL Press Release

Securus Technologies has responded to a press release from GTL. In their response, the company seeks to correct some information which it says that it is not true. The Dallas-based civil and criminal justice technology solutions provider has expressed shock at the information which it terms as misleading.

 

Clearly misleading statements

 

Chief executive officer, Richard A. Smith, says that there are multiple errors contained in the press published by GTL. The CEO, therefore, sought to highlight the errors and provide clarifications for the records. One of the facts that he noted was the announcement that GTL would be back in court to seek patent litigation.

 

Duration of the litigation

 

While noting that patent litigation usually takes several years to conclude, the CEO wondered if the whole case makes any sense. Securus Technologies has been a leader in providing solutions for public safety corrections, monitoring, and investigations. Over the years, the company has partnered with various other firms to pursue their business models. Mr. Smith says that there has always been a good relationship between Securus Technologies and other companies.

 

Asserting the company’s patents

 

According to the CEO, Securus will defend themselves against any attacks even though they remain committed to the best interests of the company as well as good financial practices. While noting that Securus was unquestionably a superior company and that their patent portfolio is far more extensive, Smith wondered why GTL was pursuing such an approach.

 

Securus Technologies serves an estimated 3,450 law enforcement, public safety and corrections agencies. The company’s commitment to serving and correcting over one million inmates across North America has always been evident with their activities based in Dallas, Texas. This has been aided by a more innovative approach to public safety issues. It is the reason the company has grown significantly over the past few years.

 

Securus Steps Up

Over recent decades, many prisoners and their families have faced the hardships of the rising costs of making and getting calls in and out of prisons and other similar detention centers. Due to recent weather, some of the prisons in Louisiana have seen flooding which has also had a large impact on the community as a whole. Therefore, Securus Technologies has decided to step up and actually offer free phone calls for the prisons in the affected area for a limited time so that they will be able to communicate with their families. The news of the free calls was of great relief to all of those affected and they are very grateful.

 

In a recent article that was published online by PRN Newswire, Richard Smith, the Chief Financial Officer of Securus Technologies issued the following statement about offering the free phone calls to the prisoners: “Connecting inmates with family is a critical service that is core to what we do – and this is even more important in times of tragedy like the recent flooding in Louisiana. The flooding in Louisiana is so significant and severe that we need to take extraordinary measures to help make sure that communications are maintained so that we can help reduce anxiety and stress of inmates and their loved ones. The value of the calls that Securus will be connecting for free is approximately $300,000. In addition, Securus is making a cash contribution of $50,000 to the inmate welfare fund at Louisiana Department of Corrections in order to further assist inmates there.”

 

If you are interested in reading the entire article that was published by PRN you can do so at the website here: Securus Announces Free Calls to Those Incarcerated in the Louisiana State Prison System Due to Recent Floods. There, you will also be able to learn more about the company Securus Technologies, which is based out of Dallas Texas.