The Louisiana Public Service Commission is not taking the argument that time heals old wounds as an excuse when it comes to Global Tel Link and has brought an investigation from 1998 back to light. This is a positive stream in the media around prison these days, and shows that people are taking a step forward to make it safer, less costly, and more effective for the communities and people they serve.
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Securus Technologies is bringing back this investigation as it’s focus is providing civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring these technologies. Securus was recently accredited through the Better Business Bureau receiving a rating of A+. You can find more information about Securus and it’s accreditation through this link: Securus received Accreditation from BBB . Though the case was originally from 1998, continued wrong doings have cause Securus to review through a series of press conferences over the next six months the liability of GTL and hold them to a higher standard. I believe that this higher standard will allow tax payers money to be used effectively rather than being used to pad GTL’s pockets through double charging for calls, lengthening calls after the fact, and adding on additional features once calls have ended. With all the recent talk about the prison system, the costs there of, and the effectiveness – it is nice to see some positive action that focuses on the standards of these systems from the tax payers perspective. I am curious to see what the next six months of press releases come up with in regards to GTL and what the ultimate standards they are held to. It would be a precedent for all other prison communication companies to follow as we move forward to improving the criminal justice system.