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.