I’ve noticed that the term ‘For Profit Prison‘ seems to be greeted with a look of disdain yet the same people with this attitude complain even more that nothing is being done to protect them and their families as well as their property from all sorts of criminal acts.
I’ve also noticed they all want something done, but nobody wants to pay for it.
Living in the Dallas area; I am aware of Securus Technologies which is a company that is involved in the business of privatization of the prison system.
Yes, I used the word ‘Business;’ but let’s take a look at the philosophy of Securus Technologies.
Securus Technologies perspective of improving the safety and security incarceration, or the ‘Prison Environment,’ is not just focused on keeping society safe; this is a larger issue which includes the safety and well-being of the inmates and their families and extends to parolees as well.
In a three year period from 2014 to 2016 Securus Technologies spent over $600 million in research and development as well as acquiring patent rights all on new technology to improve the safety of prisons and this includes the prison guards and other prison employees.
One thing that I feel needs to be understood is that some of these prison employees are people like a registered nurse working in the confines of a prison in direct contact with the inmates.
Sounds like a fun job to me.
There is a larger scope of all that it is involved in our prison systems and Securus Technologies perspective of improving the safety and security of those incarcerated is not just focused on keeping society safe; this also includes the safety and well-being of the inmates and their families and extends to parolees as well.
And, as mentioned above, the safety and well-being of the prison employees.