Securus Technologies keeps costs low, helps prevent crime

Angola prison is one of the most famous in the United States. As Louisiana’s main level-four prison, it houses of some of the state‚Äôs worst offenders. But not everybody in Angola prison is slated to stay there for the rest of their lives. Many of the prisoners will eventually be reintegrated into society, being given a second chance at living law abiding life.

 

One of the most important aspects in preparing those prisoners for a successful release back into the public is enabling them to learn how to re-socialize according to law-abiding norms. One of the ways in which the state of Louisiana is helping prisoners to do just that is through the use of video visitation technology provided by Securus Technologies. Rolled out over the last decade, video visitation technology allows prisoners to stay in nearly constant contact with their loved ones. The system uses a high-fidelity video feed that allows for an experience very close to that of an in-person visitation.

 

On top of this, Securus has been able to keep rates for the system down to an incredibly low $0.15 per minute. This has resulted in the ability of inmates and their family members to stay in touch like never before. Many inmates are able to call their family members for multiple hours every day, staying in touch with law abiding citizens on the outside of the prison. This allows for these inmates to maintain strong social ties with pro-social citizens, preventing inmates from becoming institutionalized and completely socialized to the prison milieu, which often include some of the worst offenders in the state.

 

Through its ability to keep the rates low, Securus has been able to significantly increase the number of outgoing phone calls that are made from the majority of prisons where the system is installed.

 

“Samuel Strauch Excellence In Real Estate”

Samuel Strauch received an undergraduate degree from Hofstra University in New York. While he pursued the traditional college route he understands each person is an individual, and might have a different path. He is in tune with harmony, and believes each of us should follow a career path that has roots within our passions.

He started out in banking, but in 2002 Samuel Strauch launched his own business Metrik Real Estate. He is licensed in both Latin America, and South Florida.

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Samuel Strauch has built a solid reputation for selling homes and condominiums in an expeditious manner making him one of the leading Real Estate agents in the Miami Beach area. He also prides, and promotes Metrik as a socially responsible business driven by his basic philosophy of giving back, “promoting activities that will help our world become a more harmonious place.”

Samuel Strauch enjoys traveling, so much he even travels with employees in an effort to gain a better understanding of them on a deeper level. He has a passion for photography, and art which pairs well with his love of travel. He practices meditation, because he believes in a nexus between the personal, and professional life for optimum fulfillment and happiness.

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How Michael Lacey And Jim Larkin Addressed The Pardon Of Joe Arpaio

Two former newspapermen have released a response to the pardon of former sheriff Joe Arpaio. Arpaio, who is regarded by many as one of the worst sheriff’s of recent memory, was pardoned by Donald Trump after he had been convicted by a judge for criminal contempt.

It’s believed that Trump pardoned him because he was one of Trump’s earliest supporters. He had also backed Trump’s ridiculous claims that former President Barack Obama hadn’t been born in Hawaii, in other words the birther conspiracy.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin ran an Arizona independent newspaper called Phoenix New Times. Around 10 years ago their newspaper had been publishing stories about Joe Arpaio such as a tent city he had created and called his very own “concentration camp”, inmates dying in his jails, and other disgusting things he had as sheriff.

Because of this Arpaio sent his deputies to their houses and had them both arrested in the middle of the night and hauled off in unmarked vehicles to one of his prisons. They were released the next day when the county’s prosecutor declined to press charges while under heavy pressure from the public to release them both.

As a result of these events, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey sued the county and successfully prevailed in their lawsuit. The court awarded them $3.75 million which the placed into the Frontera Fund. This money is now used to defend people across Arizona who have had their rights violated by those in government, especially migrants and other Hispanics.

In the aftermath of Arpaio receiving his pardon, Michael Lacey released a statement saying he agreed with something that Rex Tillerson had said. Namely, that Donald Trump is a complete idiot. The proof, he says, was Trump’s pardon of a person as utterly corrupt as Joe Arpaio.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s college campuses often had protests about the Vietnam War and other issues. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin had both attended Arizona State University during this time before they both dropped out. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey

The launched a free campus newspaper so that they could set the record straight about the protests, something that the established conservative newspapers of Phoenix had tarnished. Jim Larkin was the chief executive officer of the newspaper and Michael Lacey was the executive editor.

Over time, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin achieved a lot of success with the Phoenix New Times. They were able to build a national network of independent newspapers under the parent company they created, Village Voice Media.

Eventually, they had 17 newspapers in various large markets including New York City. In 2013 they sold it to a new ownership group, Voice Media Group, which was comprised of a number of longtime executives of their own company.

Lacey and Larkin have recalled the pardon of Arpaio a miscarriage of justice. They also called the relationship between Arpaio and Trump as one that marries two utterly corrupt people together. Both Trump and Arpaio have revealed themselves as racists and worse multiple times over the years.