The field of inmate communication has been growing rapidly in the last few years, and it is all because of the aspiring companies like Securus Technologies. Securus Technologies has played a pivotal role in transforming the inmate communication and prison technology field. The company regularly invests in research and development and continues to innovate the existing technologies as well bring new tech to the fore. The main aim of the firm is to modernize the incarceration experience for the inmates and provide them with the means to communicate with their loved ones without having to spend a fortune.
There are many other companies in the field, but Securus Technologies is known to offer cheapest rates on calling cards and phone services. Recently, the company announced that it has invested $600 million in research and development as well as patent acquisition, which means that the products and services offered by the company would get much more enhanced in the time to come. Securus Technologies offers a wide range of services such as phone services, calling cards, video services, video visitation, kiosks, money transfer service, and more. Such services have helped tremendously in modernizing the incarceration experience of the inmates to a great extent and have also helped in reducing the stress from their lives. It has in a way also helped in reducing the crime rate inside the prison.
Many of the law enforcement agencies have reported a drastic reduction in the crime rate in their prison after integrating the products and services of Securus Technologies. The company maintains highest standards in providing services to the customers, and it is reflected in the fact that it won the Golden Stevie Awards the first time the company participated in the competition, where thousands of other companies from different countries and sectors participate.
In an attempt to help the people know more about how Securus Technologies is helping the field of law enforcement, prison technology, and crime prevention, Securus Technologies recently published a news release online. In the media release, the company posted parts of letters it received from the law enforcement officials from across the country. Law enforcement officials feel that the products and services of the company have helped them work efficiently and provide better security to the people as well reduce crime rate drastically in and outside of prison. The products and services of the firm are being used by over 1.2 million prisoners across the country, and close to 3,400 law enforcement agencies and correction agencies use its products and services.
The CEO of Securus Technologies also invited the investors and customers of the company to visit its technology center situated in Dallas, Texas. As a law enforcement officer myself, I have noticed that the services offered by Securus are very helpful in doing our duty and keeping a check on the criminals. I hope Securus Technologies continue to work with the same determination as it does now in the future.
The entrepreneur who donated $27 million to 2004 campaigns in a strategy to defeat President Bush has reemerged. Soros is said to have funded the Hillary Clinton and other Democrats campaign in 2016. His total contribution by June reached a total of $25 million according to the Politico. He was however expected to make more donations, but they have not yet been confirmed. He is said to have known Clinton for 25 years, and the two are said to be good friends. His relationship with Clinton was however questioned when he missed his first ever democratic convention. During the conference, Clinton announced her acceptance to be the Democratic presidential candidate. The people close to Soros noted that the businessman did not attend the conference as he had just returned and he needed to pay close attention to the economic situation in Europe. The Soros’ associates confirmed that Soros has been more concerned and actively participated in the 2016 campaigns more than in the past. The Politico explains that it occurred due to his interest in protecting the issues he has actively supported such as criminal justice and immigration reforms together with his support for religious tolerance. The Democrats have benefited from the funding of Soros and other wealthy individuals who enabled the smooth running of their campaigns. The following is an outline of the significant donations made by Soros during the 2016 campaigns:
- $7 million to Priorities USA Action (PAC), The principal beneficiary of Soros’s political generosity this cycle
- $5 million to non-profit organization dedicated to fighting bad habit of voting according to associates
- $5 million to super PAC Immigrant voter’s win. An organization that was committed to increasing voter turnout among Hispanic voters
- $2 million to American Bridge 21st Century
- $1.5 million to Senate Majority PAC that supports Democratic Senate candidates
- $1.5 million to Planned Parenthood PAC that boosts candidates who support abortion rights
- $0.7 million to an assortment of Democratic party committees and PACs campaigns.
Read this story about George at politico.com
In other news given by Washington times, Soros in 2015 made financial donations to Ferguson protest movements. He has inspired the groups that started the demonstration and saw the explosion of the protests movements. The one-day criminal event that occurred in Missouri became twenty-four hours a day national campaign. The man who has built an empire across Europe has been known for his philanthropic works. It is said he contributed a total of 1.45 million in the Philly prosecutor race and the head of Open Society Foundations made headlines again when he contributed towards March’s steering committee. Between 2000 and 2014, Soros donated money to the natural resources defense council, the public citizen, people’s union, Union of Concerned Scientists, a center for community change, among others. Read his profile at Business Insider.
Know more: https://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/george-soros
Success Academy was founded in 2006 in New York City. It has grown to be the largest, and highest-performing free, public charter school network in the United States. This innovative class is open to all New York City children including children with disabilities and children who are learning English for the first time.
Success Academy currently has 41 different schools with 14,000 students spread out in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. A staggering 76 percent of its students come from low-income families, and they are chosen by a random lottery that is drawn every April. Around 8.5 percent of its students are English-language learners, 15 percent are special needs students, and overall 93 percent are children of color.
A Different Approach
Success Academy believes in a strong foundation and a very hands-on approach to learning. In elementary school; students are taught to enjoy learning by reading both fiction and nonfiction books, finding their voices to answer questions, working together on class projects, and discovering artistic talents. The students move on to middle school, and the foundation building continues. In middle school, students are introduced to college-ready courses and standards. Students are taught to master a subject and the importance of critical thinking. They offer outlets for energy in the form of electives. These electives range from debate and chess to musical theater and robotics. The final step at Success Academy is high school. The high school program is focused intently on getting students ready to thrive at four-year universities. The curriculum focuses on critical thinking, problem-solving, public speaking, and academic writing. The students and parents meet with a counselor to discover what school is the best fit for each student. Success Academy also offers several scholarships, internships, STEM diplomas, and electives.
Success Academy is setting the bar for public education. Students are given a platform to thrive and go on to any college with the experience and full preparation they need to excel.