Prison Communication

Securus Technologies, Delivering the Future

Securus Technologies, an industry leader in correctional facility management, is growing again. This Texas-based company with over 30 years’ experience, has acquired GovPayNet. This company is based in Indiana, adding 20 years’ experience of its own. The company specializes in payment processing for thousands of government agencies across the US. The company was founded by a member of law enforcement, who wanted to make it possible to accept cash bail payments. Eventually streamlining the process, he made it a nationally recognized brand. JPay also recently joined Securus Technologies. The company is also in the financial services business and specializes in funding of inmate accounts and money transfers. Together, the three companies are working towards bringing new technology that will change the landscape of the industry.

 

Wireless containment systems are a much-anticipated technological advance. They work to solve the problem of contraband cellular phone usage in correctional facilities. This is a growing problem and has been featured in many headlines nationwide. The murder of an infant and a retired corrections officer have made the issue a priority for not only Securus Technologies, but lawmakers as well. Lobbying to make the devices mandatory has gained the media’s attention. Committed to solving this problem; Securus Technologies and its newly acquired companies work hard to get the devices into facilities at a faster pace. The technology is promising, and it’s been reported that the testing phase has yielded favorable results.

 

Securus Technologies has also recently been recognized by the Better Business Bureau. Meeting all the criteria, the BBB recently gave Securus full accreditation. The company also managed to earn an “A+” rating by the organization. With a noteworthy 95 percent customer satisfaction rating, Securus is producing results. It’ll be no surprise if the company is eventually thought of as the authoritarian voice in the world of corrections.

Business

President Trump

Twenty-seventeen was a year of big changes in America. We saw the election of Donald Trump—a guy who openly said things that a lot of people found to be outrageous and unwise for a politician to say.

Tweet after tweet, media clip after media clip, we witnessed Trump say all kinds of things. His politics were conservative and right leaning, straying aware from the eight years of heavy identity politics that Obama introduced, and the four-more-years of even heavier identity politics that Hillary Clinton would have introduced.

When Trump won the election, the media and countless left-leaning individuals melted down in a historically obsessive opposition that is still going on today.

Trump acknowledges the legitimacy of LGBTQ people, and makes it a point to say how he loves and accepts minorities. However, he seems to generally focus on the economy, laws and infrastructure of the country—not so much on the specific, one-sided identity politics of minority groups. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Jim Larkin | Angel.co

In fact, he is not afraid to say that he is against illegal immigration. He espouses an inclusive attitude about all races of people—as long as they are citizens of America. Being in a conservative party, he edges along being pro-life.

Sheriff Arpaio

Sheriff Arpaio is a Trump supporter who thinks along the same lines as Trump’s rhetoric. His beliefs have inspired him to take a hardline position on opposing illegal immigration into America. They have also inspired him to run his jails a certain way.

Because he supported Trump, and because Trump agreed with his policies, he was given a pardon. This set off more protests and complaints from people who felt that he committed acts of prejudice.

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are the kinds of people who heavily disagree with Sheriff Arpaio and President Donald Trump. They feel that the rhetoric that Trump and Arpaio go by is laden with racism and xenophobia.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund does its part by distributing precious funds to local people in the communities who help the people who make up demographics targeted by Trump and Sheriff Arpaio.

So Many Causes, So Little Time!

There is an abundance in the variety of problems that plague immigrants and Latinos. This is why Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey have decided to give a little bit to each cause.

Latinos and immigrants have needs on every level of Maslow’s hierarchy. Maslow’s hierarchy is a hierarchy of needs that shows a human being’s needs, from most immediate to less immediate. In textbooks, it is usually illustrated as a pyramid.

The lower on the pyramid you get, the more immediate the needs are. The higher you get, the less immediate and the more long term the needs are. Needing food and water would be the most immediate needs, while being accepted by your friends for being LGBTQ would be a less immediate need.

From the most immediate to least immediate, the levels of Maslow’s hierarchy are: physiological, safety, love/belonging, esteem and self actualization.

Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin:

http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/ and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey