Jefferson County Detention Center Selects Securus as Inmate Telephone System and Communications Services Provider
Press Release Jan 01, 2011
Dallas, TX —/PRNewswire/-- Securus Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of inmate communications services, today announced Jefferson County Detention Center of Waurika, OK, awarded Securus a new contract as its inmate telephone system and communications services provider.
After evaluating several providers, the center chose Securus for its industry leading inmate calling and investigative system, Secure Call Platform (SCP), and several of its communications solutions that will enable multiple streams of revenue, while limiting the need for correctional facility manpower. These revenue streams, in the form of commission paid back to the facility, included:
- Prepaid Card Kiosk – allows an inmate’s friends and family (F&F) members to purchase calling cards for their incarcerated loved ones from a convenient kiosk located in the lobby of the facility. With convenient, self-service access, F&F members are able to purchase the cards they desire without assistance from the facility’s staff.
- Voicemail – provides a two-way communication solution that allows F&F members to leave a secure voicemail message for their incarcerated loved one. For facilities, the product increases revenue opportunities with no capital investment, and helps grow constituent support by providing them with more convenient and affordable communications options.
- Commissary Order by Phone (COBP) – allows an inmate to order commissary goods through the inmate telephones. For facilities, COBP generates an additional stream of revenue with no capital investment, while reducing the manpower needed to manually process orders.
“Our decision to go with Securus came down to the overall package,” said Wayne Smith, Chief Administrator of Jefferson County Detention Center. “We needed a provider that could help us limit physical labor while maximizing revenue opportunities. Securus’ package was the best.” He continued, “Also, everybody I talked to was helpful, informative, and did what they said they’d do.”
“I’m thrilled that we could assist Jefferson County Detention Center with fulfilling all of their business requirements,” said Lisa Weaver, Securus Account Manager. “They made smart choices—and I’m confident their decisions will help them achieve their goals.”
About Jefferson County Detention Center
Jefferson County Detention Center located in Waurika, OK, is a Jail Trust Authority facility with 120 beds. The detention center was recently renovated and will be able to accept inmates in January 2011. Although the facility is still considered an entity of Jefferson County, the facility operates independently.
Securus Technologies, Inc. is one of the largest suppliers of detainee communications and information management solutions, serving approximately 2,400 correctional facilities and over 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 regional offices in Carrollton and Allen, TX and Atlanta, GA. For more information please visit the Securus website at www.securustechnologies.com.