Securus Technologies has announced that it will make systematic a press release over a period of six months to expose the integrity breach and wrongdoing perpetrated over the years by Global Tel Link. GTL is a carrier that is involved in the provision of technology solutions to correction agencies. Securus Technologies has taken the decision to expose Global Tel Link in a bid to maintain the integrity of the sector and ensure service delivery for those in the civil and criminal justice system is honest and efficient. The company hopes that the releases will make GTL become more accountable towards the inmates and remedy the wrongs that it has done over the years.
The first publication that Securus Technologies intends to publish is a report made by the Louisiana Public Service Commission that investigated GTL almost two decades ago. Upon completion of the investigations it was found that GTL had programmed the clocks in the telephones at correction institutions that added more time duration to each call made, something that was done unlawfully. The company was also found to have programmed their systems that led to charging higher interest on calls made which was unauthorized, billing more than once and adding more money to the bill charged without lawful or reasonable justification. Some of the actions taken by Global Tel Link were unauthorized and had cost the taxpayers in the state of Louisiana at least 1,243,000 dollars.
Although Securus Technologies observes that these investigations were made over eighteen years ago by the Louisiana Public Service Commission, it doesn’t absolve GTL of its wrongdoing. It is further noted that GTL has not stopped the practice. It is incumbent on the industry players to expose such companies to restore sanity in the provision of quality services to inmates.
Securus Technologies, based in Dallas, Texas serves correction agencies in the United States. The company has been providing technology solutions to prisons since 1986. Due to the success and integrity of the company, it has served at least two thousand six hundred correctional agencies across the country.