Securus Technologies allowed prisoners from Louisiana to make one free phone call to their families from September 1st to September 7th as a result of the latest surge of floods that caused severe damage in the state. The technological leader in law and justice communications partnered with the Louisiana Department of Corrections (LA DOC) in order to provide the complimentary calls to LA DOC prisoners with families that may have been impacted by the floods.
Approximately 250,000 calls were needed in order to connect inmates to their loved ones during the first week in September. Securus Technologies believes that it is a priority for prisoners to receive assistive services after tragedies occur. The technological company estimated the value of the free calls to be $300,000 and also donated $50,000 to the prisoner welfare fund at LA Doc to make sure that inmates’ needs were taken care of. The devastation caused by the floods led to increased stress for inmates worried about their families. Securus Technologies wanted to alleviate the anxiety that LA DOC prisoners were feeling by offering free phone services to the inmates.
Securus Technologies’ goal is to provide funding to inmate telephone calls in a convenient manner. The technological company serves correction facilities and law enforcement agencies throughout North America. Over 1,200,000 inmates use Securus Technologies to communicate and gather information. The company believes that connecting what matters is important and makes sure that inmates can contact families when needed.