Correctional Facilities Safer Thanks To Securus Technologies’ CEO Rick Smith

They say that correctional facilities can often become a training ground for future violent criminals. But thanks to some innovative business leaders, America’s prisons and jails are actually becoming safer. And communities have Securus Technologies CEO Rick Smith to thank for that. Visit Bloomberg to know more about Rick.

Securus Technologies is the leading technology security firm for correctional institutions around the United States. Across 33 states, correctional officers, staff, and inmates are kept safer thanks to the work done by Securus Technologies and their CEO Rick Smith.

So what exactly does Securus Technologies does? Securus provides services that allow family and friends phone and e-mail access to inmates in a way that convenient for the calling parties and safe for the correctional institution. Also, Securus Technologies’ recent acquisition of JPay Inc. has allowed the company to expand into the financial transaction space. Now family and friends can send payments to the inmates for use in the correctional institution.

Rick Smith Securus also provide surveillance services to help correctional staff and management better manage the facility. In fact, Securus Technologies has been instrumental in many investigations leading to the prevention of serious crimes within several correctional facilities around the country.

Securus Technologies’ continued success would not be possible without the leadership of their CEO Rick Smith. From the JPay Inc. acquisition to his work with state and local communities, Rick Smith has transformed the way America’s correctional facilities are run.


Rick Smith has received many positive e-mails and other communications from the over 2,450 public safety agencies that work with Securus Technologies. From correctional officers to inmate family members, hundreds of thousands of people have been positively affected by the work done by Rick Smith and Securus Technologies.

Mr. Smith has been the CEO of Securus Technologies since 2008. Before that, Mr. Smith was the President of Eschelon Telecom Inc. from 2000 to 2003 and its CEO from 2003 to 2007 as well as its chief operating officer from 1999 to 2003. Before his time at Eschelon Telecom, Mr. Smith spent over two decades working in various industries related to technology and finance.

Rick Smith holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in electrical engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Mr. Smith also earned a Masters in Mathematics from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Brockport as well as a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Rochester’s Simon School.

After more than five decades of work in various telecommunication, security, and finance industries, Rick Smith continues to parlay his expertise into the world of corrections technologies. Read more on Wikipedia.Org

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