Rick Smith is the CEO of Securus Technologies, which is a company that focuses on offering criminal justice technology to corrections agencies and law enforcement groups all over North America. Recently, Securus, under the leadership of Rick Smith, acquired JPay Inc., which is the tech company that pioneered email, electronic payments, and many other apps that work in the corrections industry to provide education, entertainment, and protection. Rick Smith commented that the transaction will make Securus technologies one of the quickest growing companies in the corrections space and that the company closed the deal with the approval from the Federal and State regulatory commissions who oversee these kinds of transactions. He went on further to speak about the fact that Securus can now offer correctional facilities and other agencies anything they need in the tech/software areas. Visit securustechnologies.com for more info.
Rick Smith was on-hand when the CEO of JPay, Ryan Shapiro, commented on the new abilities JPay would have with the backing of Securus. He included speaking about the fact that JPay can now get a lot more done in a lot less time because of the acquisition and that Securus values the culture that has been built at JPay as well as the management team that is already there. While Rick Smith will continue to lead JPay into the future as a subsidiary of his company, it will add a lot of value to Securus Technologies overall because of the partnership benefits that come from an acquisition of this importance.
In related news, Rick Smith and Securus Technologies have been receiving a plethora of positive letters and emails recently and for years. Reporters have uncovered many of these by digging deeper and the emails all express the fact that Securus has made incarceration a safer bet for keeping crimes from happening. Rick Smith, in his modesty, has talked about the fact that his company continues to receive thousands of emails and letters about the products they offer that keep society safe, inmates and their families safe, and the officers or corrections employees that are a large part of the corrections industry.
One of the emails written to Rick Smith and Securus talked about a case where a corrupt staff member was introducing illegal contraband into a corrections facility. Technology from Securus enabled them to get a warrant and arrest the corrupt member of their staff, which helped return things to normal. Another message spoke to the fact that a correctional facility was happy with the service that Rick Smith Securus offered and that they had been using their tech for more than 10 years with great results. Yet another letter spoke to an investigation that came to a close when a feature of Securus’s technology allowed the capture and arrest of the suspect. Read more on glassdoor.com about Rick Smith Securus.