Securus believes that integrity and accountability are important when running a business. They do not condone the exploitation of prisoners for profit, which is why they are releasing a series of press releases that highlight the misdeeds and explorations of Global-Tel and the way they have swindled prisoners and their family.
Global-Tel has contracts with prisons all over the county to provide phone service for inmates to call their friends and family. Global-Tel has been exploiting the for profit nature of the contracts in order to make money of the inmates and their families. Many of the practices of Global-Tel are illegal and unethical. Securus believes that if they expose some of these practices, they can shame Global-Tel into changing their behavior.
Much of the information about Global-Tel that is being released was obtained from a 17 page document that details an Investigation conducted by the Louisiana Public Service Commisson.
According to the documents, Global-Tel has artificially inflated the rates of the phone calls by adding time to the calls. They also double and triple billed customers for the same phone calls. Global-Tel also charged higher rates than were allowed by current terrif. They also charged customers for items that were never explained.
Although the document is from 1998, and is more than 18 years old, Securus alleges that Global-Tel continues to eploit their customers by committing grievances like the ones outlined in the document.
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Securus is a company that has thousands of contracts with public safety and correctional institutions accross the country. They not only help provide essential services for prisoners and law enforcement personnel, but they also provide jobs for over 1,000 people in Texas and Atlanta, GA.