Correctional technology has become an increasingly necessary component for today’s society and Securus Technology’s CEO Richard “Rick” Smith with his team of more than 1,300 colleagues have been tirelessly dedicated to supplying the components of that need.
With a masters’ degree in mathematics from the State University of New York and a master’s in business from the University of Rochester, Rick Smith’s extensive technology leadership and experience includes such companies as Frontier Corporation and Eschelon Telecom. Giving him the knowledge, tools and leadership experience to grow and direct the goals of Securus Technology. Read more about Rick Smith Securus on glassdoor.com.
After his many years of experience in the telecom and technology industries, Rick Smith took the reigns of Securus in 2008 and embarked on a mission to supply not only correctional facilities with containment, investigative, emergency management and monitoring solutions. His leadership has also led Securus Technologies to create a method of providing safe and secure technological access to inmates as well.
While solid technology for correctional facilities makes sense to most people, the question remains whether inmates should be allowed to access it. Mr. Smith believes so. In 2015, Mr. Smith lead Securus Technologies to acquire JPay. A decision that has given Securus the ability to provide email, electronic payments and educational apps to inmates. This technology allows the inmate to better communicate with family, keep up on current events and to have additional educational opportunities, keeping the inmates connected to their families and curbing some of the disconnect inmates may feel upon their release.
The creation of a complete and integrated solutions has allowed Rick Smith to lead Securus Technologies into a position of strength within the criminal justice technology sector. By having compatible systems within the investigative, incarceration and monitoring solutions there is a seamless transition of information, providing more timely information between areas and allowing for in-depth incident management and responsive emergency services.
Mr. Rick Smith, and his team at Securus Technologies are continually researching to develop new correctional technologies will continue to be a leader in supplying the necessary components to keep our correctional facilities and the public safe, as well as to continue to supply results to inmate communications and education, nationwide. Read more on PRNewsWire.com.