The EM Industry

EM Provider Securus Launches Foundation

Securus Technologies, likely the second biggest provider of EM services in the US, and a major player in prison phone services, is now trying to bolster their humanitarian image by starting a foundation which will be dedicated to “reducing recidivism” and “modernizing parole.”

“We must now go to work focusing on the appropriate concepts and solutions that will bring the maximum amount of impact,” said Foundation CEO Dawn Freeman, “with so many organizations doing this important work every day, the Securus Foundation has joined the mission to provide returning citizens with a clearer path to reentry.” No doubt all of this “carceral humanism” will be tied to initiatives that add to Securus profit margins.  The company earned about $114 million from prison phone operations in 2015. The company has been a major target of prison phone justice advocates.

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James Kilgore

James Kilgore is an activist , writer and educator based in Urbana, Illinois. He is a Soros Justice Fellow for 2017-18. His project, Challenging E-Carceration, focuses on electronic monitoring in the criminal legal system.