A recent announcement by Securus Technologies to inseminate discoveries, specifics, content and manifold reports intended to draw attention to integrity violations and unlawful activities by an affiliate communication firm GTL (Global Tel Link) has been put forth revealed a PR Newswire article.
Securus Technologies is an American company founded in 1986 with its headquarters in Dallas, Texas. The company specifically deals with public safety solutions by assisting law enforcement agencies and cities amass, secure, envisage, store and finally distribute real-time data to sustain the requirements of prompt access to relevant information for emergency strategic response units dispatch, public safety and mobile law enforcement agencies. The declaring was made on June 7, 2016.
This represents one of an excellent press release that Securus America Technologies intends to publish. ‘’I have a deep love for our domain. Working hand in hand with corrections, inmates, law enforcement, family/friends and the entire society,” Richard a. Smith, Securus Technologies CEO said. ‘’It hurts me and the whole industry when a firm draws a line of integrity and crosses right back at it. Our core business is not only focused on making money but providing quality service with the best interest of the client at heart.”
The first piece will entail a comprehensive 17-page order No. U-20784-B by PSC (Louisiana Public service commission) concerning Global Tel Link activities at the time when they maintained the Louisiana Department of Corrections and offered unlimited telecom services to numerous inmates. The investigation came out with the following results:
GTL breached ethics by reprogramming inmate calls and consequently increasing call times by either 15 or 36 seconds.
GTL rated calls at the higher side contrary to those allowed under its tariffs. The whole process was done off the books.
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Artificial inflation of charges to customers by GTL by the addition of extras costs on its calls after rating. No excuse was cited for the action.
Billing of a single call more that once by GTL was discovered. There existed no formal authorization for such outrageous double billing.
These illegal practices were carried out with impunity with the sole intent of overcharging clients.
In light of the full report outlined above, Louisiana taxpayers experienced tax overcharge more than $ 1,243,000.
‘’The PSC exact order date states as Jan 21, 1998, which is quite a long time” said Smith. If that were the only beach of law that occurred, I would certainly not be coming forth right now. The breach of the law has gone on for years. That’s reason enough to public this dossier in the coming months.