On June 7th this year, GTL released a press release that had many claims about Securus, most of which were inaccurate and a misrepresentation of the truth. As a reaction to this, the company has come out to make corrections to the earlier press release. The claims are connected to a lawsuit that the two companies have been embroiled in as a result of a contracting issue that has created quite some controversy.
There are several allegations that had been made by GTL, which Securus sought to clarify. The first of these allegations was the fact that since the company was established in 2001, they had formed habit of suing their competitors in the industry whereby they would pursue the issue till the terms were settled in their favor. From an objective point of view, the few instances where the lawsuits have come up were completely justified.
GTL also claimed that Securus had been using technologies that belonged to GTL and that they were seeking an injunction which if successful would stop the infringements on the platforms where it was occurring.
There is also a claim that GTL made that they would head back to the court and challenge some of the rulings that were made. The reality of the situation is that the jury may not be in a position to hear their case any time soon and even if there was to be a case, the jury may not be in a position to determine whether the method GTL claims their technology was used was used.
Securus has been a game changer in the provision of ICT solutions especially to incarcerated people in correctional facilities all over the country. They serve close to 3500 facilities and have 1.2 million inmates looking up to them for the ability to connect with their loved ones.
Securus Technologies is a for profit company that provides innovative technology solutions to American prisons to help modernize the inmates and staff’s experience. Securus was founded in Dallas, Texas in 1986. Since then the company has set up regional offices in several locations that include: Carrollton and Allen, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia and employs around 1,000 employees.
Securus Technologies is always looking to expand its reach and challenge itself to consistently bring cutting edge technology to the table. In just a span of three years the company spent hundreds of millions of dollars investing in technologies, patents, and acquisitions. This unwavering ambition has led to Securus Technologies being relied on by thousands of public safety and corrections agencies across the nation.
Securus’ telecommunications services have garnered more attention than any of the other services they provide. Securus is a leading provider of telephone service for inmates in the U.S. Recently, the company has decided to use its telecommunications services in a more philanthropic way.
The mayor himself has asked for federal aid from the government to help rebuild housing and businesses that were destroyed during this recent natural disaster. Many organizations and individuals have donated funds to the Louisiana victims.
Securus has teamed up with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (LA DOC) in an effort to allow each inmate one free-of-charge call per day, to help them stay in contact with relatives and loved ones that may have been victimized by the floods. Securus has also donated $50,000 in cash to the inmate welfare fund at LA DOC.
People can talk and people can lie. However, one thing they can’t deny are the facts when the truth that is out there. That speaks for itself and quite frankly, it speaks volumes. You can try to weasel your way out of the truth or backtrack, but in the end, the truth will always win and the public is smart enough to know the truth from a lie when they see it. They can sense it, they can smell it, and they just know it. That is why Securus is going to be releasing a series of releases in regards to GTL (Global Tel-Link), which will inform the public of all of the underhanded and mischievous behavior they have been up to in regards to how they run their day-to-day operations.
In case you are unfamiliar with GTL, they are company which affords prisoners the chance to speak with their families while they are in prison. It is like a calling card for prisoners. However, their prices are out-of-this-world and they are taking advantage of people that yes, they are prisoners, but maybe they just need a second chance at life. If we shut the door on everyone that did something wrong, the world would be a very, very lonely place. That is why we have to give people a second chance when it is warranted.
However, GTL is all about the bottom line, which is money, and how much they can make, no matter how they make it. Thankfully, people have Securus, which isn’t the type of company to sit by and do nothing.
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