One of the most important parts of daily life for anyone that lives in a prison, juvenile detention facility, or immigration holding center is the ability to communicate with their lawyers, their friends, and their loved ones or family members. It is the only real connection that those people ever get to the outside, aside from going to court, which is arguably in invalid or true connection to the outside world. These communications and phone calls between the prisoners and their lawyers and loved ones are of the utmost importance to the overall success of the prison culture and success.
It is clear by a recent announcement by Securus Technologies, and PRN Newswire, that Securus understands this concept perhaps better than any other provider of prison supplies and communications services. The company, which is headquartered in Dallas Texas, currently provides phone and communications services to more than 3,000 different facilities across the United States as a third party contractor. The phone call services that they provide normally come at a cost per minute with additional fees. However, Securus announced in a recent press release to PRN Newswire that they will be providing their valued phone communications services to their prisons in the south free of charge for a limited time. The statement that was issued by their respected CEO, Rick Smith, claimed that the free phone calls at a rate of one per day, will be allowed for all of the prisoners with phone privileges for free until September 7th in Louisiana. This announcement comes in the wake of recent storms which have left the south with a lot of flooding and damage.