Securus is an impressive company that I can look up to for their integrity, innovation, and business ethics. As a business person myself, I am always looking for companies that model how to handle growth. Securus started out as a smaller company. There were founded in 1986 and have roots in Texas. Soon, however, they had grown. The niche that they are supplying is communication for prison inmates, parole tracking, and government database services. This niche has demanded the Securus services since the company began. A steady growth of employees, contracts, and inmates served has ensued since the founding days.
Securus now estimates that they employ around 1,000 people and that these numbers are growing. They serve prisons in 45 states, and also extend into Mexico and Canada. They have provided technological communications services to well over 2,000 prisons. They work within the correctional system to help prevent crimes, monitor activity, track paroled inmates, and manage information for the government. A merge with the well known Syscon Justice Systems back in 2004 contributed to the growth that Securus was experiencing. I find it interesting to see that they maintained integrity through these massive shifts and changes, while growing on such a large scale.
The Securus company model is built around trustworthiness and integrity. One thing that I always look for within a business is how transparent they are. If they are not transparent, then what are they hiding? Securus is highly transparent and just last year they released a bunch of customer comments about what it was like to use the Securus technology. The comments revealed how much correctional facilities value the services that Securus provides.
One commentator stated that they had been relying on Securus for over twelve years, and was really impressed with the technology. They stated that in particular they valued Securus’ “committed to both revolutionizing the incarceration environment and progressively helping us to improve public safety”. This is great feedback! The comments were just a sample of the kinds of feedback the Securus said they receive weekly. It seems that their product is adding a great deal of value to the criminal justice system through the services that they offer.