Time is money. Before Securus ConnectUs Automated Forms became available to penitentiaries, inmate complaints and grievances had to be filed and catalogued by hand. The digitization of this filing saves the costs of paper, the costs of storage, the costs of writing utensils, and–probably most important of all–the time investment which is lost in physically copying out and categorizing grievances. If it only takes three minutes to do one form–including collecting, marking, and categorizing it, and throughout the time in which inmates are allowed to file such forms, three guards spend three hours apiece throughout the day filing those forms, that’s nine man hours a day. At only $20 dollars an hour, that’s $180. Any operator of a penitentiary likely realizes how much of an understatement this estimate is. But, should even nine hours a day be allocatable to more amenable, productive activities among prison staff, the human capital retained has a value of at least $60,000 annually.
There’s a reason the Better Business Bureau has given Securus their stamp of approval. This is an organization that actually saves corrective facilities money–and, with the increase in efficiency, savings stand to expand.
With Securus, each individual facility can uniquely design applications for inmate interaction. The variety is virtually infinite, but correctional facilities yet retain control over all the available content.
Securus understands the system, and its needs. This company regularly works with over 3,450 law enforcement, corrections, and public safety agencies; collectively serving some 1,200,000+ inmates in America. Because of Securus’ understanding, they’re in a unique position to offer innovations that curtail expenses.