Court Dismisses Case Filed by ConsCallHome Parent Company Millicorp against Securus Technologies, Inc.
Press Release Apr 16, 2010
Dallas, TX - April 16, 2010 / PRNewswire/ - Securus Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of inmate communication services and offender and case management software design, announced that the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida has ruled to dismiss the case brought against the company by Millicorp, the parent company of the call diversion operator ConsCallHome. Securus had previously indicated that it believed the lawsuit was wholly without merit.
Richard Smith, Securus’ Chief Executive Officer stated, “We are pleased that the Court has ruled to dismiss the case and we look forward to hearing from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding our petition to have them reaffirm that call diversion companies like ConsCallHome are no different than dial-around services which the Commission has previously allowed inmate telephone providers to block since 1991. Many corrections officials have written formal letters to us, and to the FCC, indicating that call diversion schemes compromise the security of officers and the public and these calls need to be blocked or stopped. ”
ConsCallHome, and companies like it, circumvent key security features that correctional authorities require in order to preserve public safety. Call diversion schemes, such as the one run by ConsCallHome, give “subscribers” a misleading telephone number that is local to the jail in which the calling inmate is incarcerated. It is undisputed, and in fact, it appears on the ConsCallHome.com website, that the called party actually has a different terminating telephone number. The false local telephone number given to the called party is not registered to the called party. The dialed telephone number captured by the inmate calling systems, and on which correctional authorities rely in order to research inmate calls, is the false local telephone number and not the actual terminating telephone number. These facts establish that call diversion schemes such as ConsCallHome are committing a serious security breach every time an inmate or an inmate’s friend or family member uses them.
Securus Technologies, Inc. is one of the largest suppliers of detainee communications and information management solutions, serving approximately 2,400 correctional facilities and 850,000 inmates nationwide. A recognized leader in providing comprehensive, innovative technical solutions and responsive customer service, Securus’ sole focus is the specialized needs of the corrections and law enforcement communities. Securus is headquartered in Dallas, TX, with other locations in Carrollton and Allen, TX and Atlanta, GA. For more information please visit the Securus website at www.securustechnologies.com.