Securus Calls Out Global Tel Link

In a report by PR Newswire, leading justice technology firm Securus Technologies is releasing a number of reports documenting the fraudulent actions of inmate communications company Global Tel Link. Securus CEO Richard Smith spoke at length about his disappointment with GTL’s wrongdoing and lamented that the actions of one rogue company have the potential to make the entire prison communications industry look bad.

The Louisiana Public Service Commission (PSC) has investigated GTL and found many legal and ethics violations dating back to at least 1998. These include:

  • Programming GTL clocks at prisons to add time
  • Adding charges after inmate calls were completed
  • Billing numerous inmate calls twice

About Securus Technologies

Securus Technologies is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and was founded in 1986. It provides a variety of technology services to corrections industry professionals and works with 2,600 United States prisons. Securus is a for-profit company that has about 1,000 employees.

Recently, Securus made headlines when they acquired prison technology company JPay. This move gave Securus America the ability to provide corrections officials in prisons with the very latest and most effective digital technology to use in their work. JPay has long been a leader in corrections email, tablets and payments, and their products have allowed governments to run prisons for less money.

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