After an intense study, criminal justice technology company, Securus Technologies, is set to release a series of reports on corrupt practices by inmate communications provider Global Tel Link. I see this series as high time GTL was exposed for what it has done for many years. These intense and thorough articles are planned to be presented to the public over the course of six months. Securus CEO, Richard Smith says that he has been wanting to do this huge project for years. He has finally had enough of GTL’s growing corruption and finally decided to go for it to safeguard the integrity of the future industry.
Each article will take an in-depth look at a wrongdoing on the part of GTL. The first of these articles will examine and discuss its corrupt practices with the Louisiana Department of Corrections. In that instance, GTL overcharged by placing an additional 15 or 36 seconds on each call. These small numbers added up and in the end Louisiana taxpayers had to pay an additional $1, 243, 000. Although there are other types of corrupt practices mentioned in the articles, this kind of add-on billing practice is the most common. Smith has said that if this instance which occurred in 1998 had been GTL’s only instance of corruption, he would not be doing or saying anything. However, it has continued and it has gotten worse.
He states that their customers deserve better than this and that they deserve to be able to trust their provider. You can find the Louisiana report on the Securus website where you will be able to read every following report. And naturally, their website offers a full disclosure about Securus itself. Securus has a huge hand in the prison industry, helping 3,450 such agencies and 1,200,000 prisoners all over North America.