Friday, 11 July 2014

Texas Inmates Receive Emails

Inmates in a few dozen Texas jails will receive e-mails from the surface world even if they do not have net access.

Since late last year, the jails area unit taking advantage of a Dallas-based data processor that permits jail officers to print the e-mails and deliver them to inmates, the state capital American-Statesman accords Sunday.

Jim Sidler, selling director for Securus Technologies, aforesaid the corporate started testing the e-mail service regarding 2 years past. a few dozen enforcement agencies in Texas use it, he said.

For Lenell Ripley, the new service has allowed her to send associate degree incarcerated friend a few half-dozen e-mails within the past 3 weeks with messages of encouragement and news regarding his case. and she or he has received messages from him regarding data that he would really like to relay to members of the family, she said.

As a part of the service, the sender will embrace a reply page, that may be a piece of paper that the inmate writes a note on, aforesaid Roger Wade, a interpreter for the Travis County sheriff's department. The paper is scanned and e-mailed back to the first sender. The inmates cannot initiate the e-mail, he said.

Ripley aforesaid that she likes the service however isn't positive however quickly replies area unit sent as a result of she hasn't received as several for sure.

To send a message, individuals will attend the Securus data processor,, and register. The sender should have the name of the inmate and inmate range, Sadler aforesaid.

Sending associate degree e-mail prices sixty cents for 2 pages in Travis County, Wade said. In Hays County, the e-mail messages value fifty cents for 2 pages, said Lt. Leroy Opiela of the Hays County sheriff's department.

After they're written, the e-mails area unit screened by a politician and sent through the jail's internal mail system to the inmate. The written e-mail reaches the inmate typically among on a daily basis or 2, officers aforesaid.

"If their mama sends it to them tonight, they're going to get wise within the morning," Hays County Jail Director Brad Robinson aforesaid.

Wade aforesaid victimisation e-mail takes less time and is a lot of convenient than typical mail and fewer high-priced than a telephone call.

Inmates have access to telephones at the jail, Wade said, however there's no set time once they will build a decision. meaning friends associate degreed relatives haven't any definite manner of knowing once an inmate can decision, that is one reason Ripley tried the new service.

"I'm not home lots ... and therefore the one range he would decision ME at is typically not the quantity i am planning to be at," she said.

The Hays County Jail receives up to fifteen e-mails for inmates per day, Opiela aforesaid.

Since the program started late last year, the Travis County sheriff's department has received up to a few e-mail messages for inmates per day, Wade said. He aforesaid jail officers are attempting to urge the word out regarding the service. - From:

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Securus Technologies, Inc.

Securus Technologies, Inc. (“Securus”) brings to the Commission’s attention the conduct of the persons or entities that operate the website (“JCS”).

JCS appears to offer a call diversion arrangement of the type that Securus discusses in the Petition for Declaratory Ruling under consideration in this docket. JCS is improperly using the Securus mark as a paid search term, resulting in the paid advertisement shown in the scre appended hereto as Exhibit 1. The advertisement makes it appear that JCS is affiliated with Securus.

Securus has first-hand knowledge from consumers that have been confused by the advertisement and have submitted their debit or credit card to JCS replenishing an account with Securus. When a consumer realizes their mistake and attempts to get the payment returned, the JCS website sends them to a webpage that is shown on consumer to complete a write-

The webpage also states, below the request to submit comments, that “[t]o cancel anytime, simply email us” at Ex. 2.

A consumer recently sent an email to that address requesting a refund of her mistaken payment to JCS that was meant for Securus. She received this response:

Thank your [sic

Friday, 17 August 2012

Securus, Inc.

Securus Inc., a Cary, North Carolina based company is focused on extending GPS enabled solutions for safety and security market. Its GPS technology platform, GPS as a Service, offers safety and security to college students, young children, pets and patients with special needs.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011


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