An interesting topic to consider is what goes on inside of prisons. Though the prison sentence may seem final, there is an entire new aspect to business that is not often recognized by civilians. An interesting subject to consider is the subject of communication and how loved ones of inmates communicate to the prison. With this in mind, one communication company in particular stands out that offers some of the most innovative communication technology to the inmates. This company is called Securus Technologies and offers innovative solutions to monitoring and investigation as well as to communication needs. As a company that specializes in prison communication, this company as the overall goal of upholding the justice within the prisons that they serve. Currently, Securus Technologies is one of the largest communication companies in North America and provides unique services to over 1.2 million inmates. Though Securus Technologies has a large establishment, this company has recently brought up the issue of monopolization.
Securus Technologies has been closely monitoring another technology and communications company that has been monopolizing the prisons that the company has private contracts with. This company is Global Tel Link which is now a company that is accused for the crime of price gouging, or pricing the price of communication above the equilibrium. This monopolization act can be seen through the fact that it has been proven that each phone call that is made with Global Tel Link adds 15 seconds to 36 seconds of talk time to the phone call. As phone calls are already priced at $13 per 15 a 15 minute call, this expense has become too much for loved ones outside of the prison. It is the belief of Securus Technologies that the loved ones of inmates should not be punished for the criminal activity of the inmate.