Rick Smith is the CEO of Securus Technologies. He has an unparalleled track record in the correction industry that dates back many years. With his experience, he was the best choice to head the leading provider of inmate technologies. Rick Smith holds a bachelors degree in engineering and a master’s in engineering from the State University of New York. He also has another master’s degree in business administration from the University of Rochester. Under his leadership, Smith has grown Securus to become the securest platform to make calls that enable families and friends to reach incarcerated loved ones. After joining the company, the technology expert introduced video calling. The firm has been utilizing cameras installed in prisons to enable this video call. This video calling technology is part of Smith’s belief that everyone should have a better visitation experience by being allowed to see their loved ones.Smith has a precise plan for the future of Securus. He is committed to seeing the company grow to help families reach their people through the enterprise. As such, Rick Smith has laid down plans to expand Securus Technologies to every prison in America as well as investing in technology to make each correctional facility easier to reach.
Securus Technologies Merges with JPay
In July 2015, Securus technologies purchased JPay Inc. JPay is a renowned leader in the technology market that introduced electronic payment systems, emails, and several entertainments and educational apps for the correctional industry. At the time of purchase, JPay was operating in 33 state prisons.The transaction put Securus Technologies as the fastest-growing firm in the provision of technologies to the correctional industry. According to the organization’s CEO Rick Smith, the company is ranked as the best in terms of payments, emails and provision of inmate tablets. After securing the deal, Securus obtained equity funding and approvals from state and federal regulatory authorities. The CEO further said that their mission of the purchase was to ensure that they provide the best products, security and reduce recidivism.On his side, Ryan Shapiro the CEO of JPay said they would continue to produce cutting-edge technologies that will have value for prisoners, prison staff, and family. Making prisons safe, efficient and enabling prisoners to transition into good people once released will continue to be their core values. With the merger, Mr. Smith will continue to run JPay as a fully owned subsidiary of Securus Technologies.
About Securus Technologies
Securus Technologies is a reputed organization and a leading provider of technology products and services to correctional facilities in North America. Currently, the company serves over 3,450 correctional facilities and over 1,200,000 inmates. Securus has ensured that calls made to prisons are clear and safer than before. Under the current CEO, Mr. Smith the company is committed to offering exceptional consumer experiences.