Securus Technologies is releasing as series of press releases that highlight the gross mistreatment and abuses of inmates and their families by Global Tel Link. Global Tel Link is a telecommunications company that bids on contracts with federal and state prison systems for communication services. They provide these services to the inmates and their families. Securus Technologies is releasing this information in order to highlight the wrongdoings in the industry and to shame Global Tel Link into doing the right thing and stop committing these crimes. Watch this video on Youtube.
Securus began by releasing the first in series of 6 press releases that highlight the abuse and misdeeds committed by Global Tel Link. The first press release details a series of findings from an investigation by the Louisiana Public Service Commission. This investigation took 18 months, and the document was released in January of 1998. Even though the document is nearly 18 years old, Securus believes it is still relevant.
Securus believes that these abuses and misdeeds have never stopped and that this document can shed some light on the type of misdeeds that have occurred ever since Global Tel Link began providing phone service to inmates in Louisiana. Furthermore, they believe that these abuses have not been limited to Louisiana, but have occurred at the facilities around the country where Global Tel Link has provided services.
There are four main abuses highlighted in the document. These include hiking rates beyond allowed tariffs, tampering with clocks in order to add time to calls, double and triple billing customers, and added unaccounted for and unexplained charges to the bills of customers.
Securus is a telecommunications and safety company that provides a wide variety of services to inmates and law enforcement officers at facilities around the country. They are headquartered in Dallas, Texas and also have offices in other parts of Texas and in Atlanta, GA.