Rick Smith has had to endure much for the almost nine years he has been the CEO over at Securus, a billion-dollar agency that provides pay phone services to prisons and jails. Being at the head of a company that means life or death to over 1.2 million inmates across the world is quite delicate.
Incarceration agencies have always had delicate call or communication environment. Apart from just offering a resilient and reliable connection, Securus Technologies must ensure that all calls can be monitored and referenced by law enforcers or prison authorities in order to stay on top of everything.
The fact that people like Rick Smith and what he is doing over at Securus rarely come to mind is just enough proof of how little with think of our correctional facilities until we have a friend or family behind the bars.
This hasn’t made Mr Smith shy from his great responsibility. It is up to him to ensure that honest and reformed inmates stay in touch with their loved ones while providing means to identify and track any offenders who might still be organizing crime from behind the bars. A great part of the incarceration industry relies on the solution Securus offers and Rick Smith intends to keep this so.
Private telecoms are sometimes the only option people have when it comes to communicating with inmates. Securus Technologies steps in to ensure that everyone remains happy without letting these communications turn into something potentially dangerous. This is highly praised by stakeholders who believe that law enforcement would have been otherwise impossible without such an effort. Learn more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Securus_Technologies
About Rick Smith
Before being the President and Chief Executive Officer at Securus Technologies, Rick Smith presided over Eschelon Telecom Inc. He also holds board memberships at Integra Telecom Co Ltd and was once a board member to Eschelon Telecom Inc.
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His strong founding in telecommunication companies not only give him the right founding to deal with correctional facility related phone systems but also give him the perfect knack for technological leadership.
Mr Smith finished his Bachelor’s in Engineering at the State University of New York over at Buffalo before proceeding to get his MBA at the University of Rochester.
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