Securus provides the corrections and the law enforcement community with technology and services for incident management, monitoring, public information, investigation, and inmate services. Rick Smith has invested and acquired new companies in correctional communications, and used new law enforcement products. He has invested over $600,0000 in research and development. This has secured patents, and helped with upgrades and innovation.
Rick Smith CEO of Securus was appointed in 2008. He was chosen for his experience and dedication to the field. He has moved the company forward making them the leader in the corrections industry over the years. One service they provide are video visits for inmates with families. He has worked in finance, info technology, operations, business, and telecommunications.
Rick introduced video calling which allows family or friends calling an inmate to see the person. He believes this make a better visit or update with the person. They are not allowed to make calls from any phone but from a Securus phone. He looks for prisons that want to use their services to change the inmate experience. Read more on Wikipedia.Org
He wants his services to expand to every prison in America and invest in technology that will help prisons run more effectively. He say too often prisoners return to jail after being released. That is why he appointed a Director of Recidivism and Re-Entry. The Director of Recidivism and Re-Entry is Dawn Freeman.
The goal is to reduce recidivism rates and provide correctional education. Rick say the new director will work federal, state, and local agencies to use technology to reduce rates of recidivism. They will focus on jobs and opportunities for inmates.
Rick Smith received a BA in Engineering, a Masters in Business and Mathematics. Rick Smith Securus has provided over 150,000 smart devices to inmates like tablets the provide education and content to the industry. Has partnership with JobView provides job searches services for inmates. He invested in partnership called the Prison Entrepreneurship Program the helps with recidivism.