Our prisons and penitentiaries has drastically changed over the past few decades. Originally, prisons were seen as nothing more than blocks of steel and concrete meant to do nothing more than keep prisoners inside until their sentence was over. As was seen throughout history this model of corrections was severely flawed and exploited by inmates who devised ways to escape without being detected. Currently, a whole slew of technology exists that prevents such events from happening. These include but are not limited to, call monitoring devices, video surveillance and general automation that allows the employees to lock down a penitentiary in just a matter of seconds. One of the leading companies to invest heavily in and develop these types of useful products is Securus Technologies. Securus is led by their Chief Executive Officer Rick Smith. One of Rick Smith’s most recent accomplishments as the head of Securus Technologies is to oversee the purchase of the company JPay Inc. JPay had long been a very respected way in the software and online payment sector and the addition of the company was an easy decision to make for Smith. Read more on Crunchbase.com
With the addition of a company that specializes in software, the existing products made by Securus will receive an even further improvement and the day to day operations of all prisons utilizing their technologies will be greatly improved. The public is noticing too what a great asset that Securus Technologies is to the surrounding communities. CEO Rick Smith recently commented on the hundreds and hundreds of emails that his company has received thanking them for their superior products and their ability to assist them with all of their personal safety needs. It is the underlying goal of Securus to keep both surrounding communities as well as inmates safe and out of harms way. Rick Smith has a very long resume of positions all of which have uniquely prepared him for the role of CEO of Securus. These include but are not limited to, Chief Finance Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Eschelon Telecom Inc. Visit securustechnologies.com for more info.
His ability to understand the way that finances and technology are intertwined make him an invaluable asset to any business team that he has ever been a part of. Smith obtained a degree in Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology an later would go on to receive his MBA from Rochester University. With a CEO like Rick Smith at the helm, we can all rest assured that prisons and penitentiaries that utilize products from Securus Technologies are in good hands and the surrounding communities will continue to feel safe and taken care of. The goal of any public corrections facility is to rehabilitate and Rick Smith is helping to foster an environment where this is possible.