In a series of press releases to be written and released by PR Newswire about overcharging, call padding, and double billing are illegal, standard procedures performed by Global Tel Link (GTL), an inmate communications business that has been providing services for the state of Louisiana for many years.
A re- release of a 1989 formal 17 page document written by the Louisiana Public Service Commission found that GTL was adding seconds onto each inmate call, billing more in tariffs than allowed for communications usage, and “double billing” inmate/ family conversations. These unlawful actions ended up costing the State of Louisiana $1,243,000.00 more for telecommunications services yearly.
Unfortunately, these practices never were resolved and continue today. Securus Technologies is trying to help change that. Based in Dallas, Texas, Securus is a leader in inmate/ family communications offering security programs, communications, and biometric investigation to prisons and law enforcement agencies nationwide. Securus boasts an A+ accreditation from the BBB.
Securus America included their thoughts on the issues brought up in the State of Louisiana’s report stating that “Time does not dissipate what the Louisiana Public Service Commission said that GTL did” and that GTL’s bad behavior can reflect badly on the whole prison communications industry. Securus will issue the GTL related press releases in a series over the next six months. See, https://www.linkedin.com/company/securus-technologies.