The Technology the Securus Technology Provides

Securus Technologies is a highly interesting company I recently learned about that is based out of Dallas, Texas. They offer many technology solutions including their well known Cell Defender Technology that locates contraband cell phones within prisons, a mobile security solution that then disarms those cell phones from being able to connect to wireless networks and even calling solutions for inmates so they can contact their friends and family and speak to them on a monitored and secure line.


The mobile phone calling plans for inmates has been a big part of Securus Technologies’ offering. They currently work with over 1.2 million inmates who have friends and family members they want to talk to outside of prison. This is crucial, as when someone is convicted of a crime and is seeking to reform their ways, they need access to their support system, which typically consists of their friends and especially, their family members that provide that support.


Securus Technologies recently released a series of testimonials from actual clients that had written in or emailed to express their satisfaction with the company’s security technologies. Here are some of the most interesting testimonials I found:



  • A testimonial from a Sheriff’s Department stated that by utilizing Securus Technologies they were able to recover over a million dollars in lost drugs, laundered money and other stolen goods.
  • A correctional institute was able to monitor and record phone calls that led to the arrest of a corrupt employee that was in fact working with the inmates inside the facility.
  • One facility stated that the monitoring and tracking technologies has enabled them to increase their tracking of contraband phones and other devices inside the institution.



Securus Technologies has created a huge wave in the security technology industry. They are keeping our prisons safe and ensuring that technology is being used within the proper means that an inmate should be allowed.


Larkin and Lacey

As it is with the human nature, all of us always want to have a better tomorrow. With this objective, everyone is on the move to change their lives; people try work hard even at their homes so as to get their daily bread while the majority others opt to migrate to better economically stable countries.

The latter has currently led to rapid increase in population to the host country which has, in turn, caused the migrants to be poorly treated.

Back in the 1990s, most of the migrants especially from Mexico ended up being huddled together in border patrol cars, suffered from long and cold nights in the wild while others ended up dead as they tried to seek a better life in the United States. Even though there are still some issues and hardships on immigrations’, the formation of the American Civil Liberties Union popularly known as the ACLU group in 1987 helped save a lot of immigrant’s life.

This group, up to date, is still dedicated to fighting for the fundamental human right of migrants and their civil rights as well. The team also ensures that international migrants’ rights are also considered.

This goes a long way to ensure that those seeking a better life do not end up on the streets or end up being mistreated by the locals. The group provides that the migrants are given an equal opportunity in the community activities and forums. Read more: Michael Larcey | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin | Twitter

The majority of the groups that advocate for human life are non-profit organizations; therefore, they rely on funds and donations from others. Organizations such as the Lacey and Larkin group are the ones who work behind the scenes to ensure that the groups that advocate for the human rights and civil rights of migrants run smoothly.

Two ex-co-workers and journalists’ of the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media -Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, founded the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.

After their arrest on October 18th, 2009 on account of revealing the proceedings of an ongoing grand jury that sought articles concerning Maricopa County Sherriff Joe Arpaio, the two fought their case all the way to the United States Court of Appeal where they won.

A lump sum of $3.75 million settled the case which Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin decided to put into a fund that would help and support migrant – supportive groups to avoid suffering and deaths encountered in the deserts.

The efforts of Michael and Jim have not gone unnoticed. Since the Larkin and Lacey Frontera fund was founded, more well-wishers have made it possible for the development of new and support of the already existing advocate groups.

This groups help with the social, civic engagement of migrants, provide services and care to them and ensure their rights to quality education, right to life and right to basic housing are met. Examples of other famous groups which rely on the Larking and Lacey Frontera Fund are; the Arizona Dream Act Coalition (ADAC), Arizona Coalition for Migrants Rights (ACMR) and the Border Action Network.

The Larking and Lacey Fund advocates that all human beings, despite their race, gender or nationality, should have equal rights and opportunities in trying to raise their living standards.

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The Joe Arpaio drama with the Phoenix New Times creators.

Joe Arpaio has been the head of the Maricopa County sheriff department for over two decades. His infamous way of treating women and inmates especially immigrants with the Tent City had been brought up by the innocent victims severally. He used aggressive ways to excrete order. This lead to a lot of coverage of his law enforcement tactics. Arpaio had been ordered by court many times to stop the brutal ways of law enforcement. This included the order from Judge Murray Snow of Maricopa County to stop detaining people over suspicions of being immigrants since this was not enough reason for detainment. This was against the constitutional law where the detainees didn’t have the apparent reason for the injustice. These events were addressed behind the public eyes for over a decade but changed due to a case involving Arpaio.

Inmates in Tent City were charged by Arpaio with violating the rights of Latinos and other Hispanic groups. Unfortunately, Arpaio continues to defy the orders. He still believed in fighting illegal immigration in every other possible way. He encouraged his followers to unlawfully racial profile Latinos and the minority groups. Many of the residents were tired of this unexpectable behavior. This picked the interested of reporters including Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. They are involved in the Village Voice Media. The two attended the Arizona State University but dropped out to venture in publishing. Their publishing company; Phoenix New Times started uncovering the injustice.

Due to their story, Arpaio arranged their arrest and detention. Their First Amendment rights were violated. The arrest caused a public outrage that led to their release with 21 hours. The Phoenix New Times creators sued the Maricopa County sheriff department which they won and were compensated $3.75 million. Many people taught that Arpaio was going to jail. However, after becoming president, Donald Trump, pardoned him for his hideous activities. With the money, Michael and Jim Frontera Fund to help other organizations that fight for the rights of the Latino communities.


Whitney Wolfe Is The New Cupid

Whitney Wolfe, the creator of popular apps such as Tinder, Bumble, and now Bumble BFF, is showing the world that she knows what it takes for an effective match to be made. Although her first two creations were geared towards creating relationships, Whitney Wolfe realized that people wanted to make friends online as well, so she worked hard and made it happen.

How is Whitney Wolfe so talented in her endeavors? Well, she did graduate with a degree in International Studies, but it’s how she studied that is worth paying attention to. During her college experience, she wanted to learn through doing; therefor, Whitney went out to Southeast Asia to observe orphanages. This pattern of learning was spotted in her dating app construction as well, as she ventured out to multiple college campuses to see what common factors were found in relationships among millennials. Not only did she learn what millennials were looking for in partners and friends, but also that these groups like exploring new hangout spots.


With her audience in mind, Whitney Wolfe set out to make a hangout spot that was truly unique. In fact, her idea was so unique that it resembles the home of bumble bees. Yes, that’s right, the hangout spots created by Whitney Wolfe are known as bumble hives, and they are decorated to look just like the inside of a human-sized bee hive. Whitney Wolfe realized that people want a unique space, but also one that is aesthetically pleasing, meaning that it would look perfect in one’s Instagram feed. Best of all is that the Hive welcomes everyone, regardless of their app usage tendencies. Special classes and events are also expected to occur at the Hive in New York, with special events including Forbes and DryBar expertise. A place to learn, meet new matches, and simply enjoy the location has been created, thanks to Whitney Wolfe and her team of busy bees. See more Info Here.

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Eric Lefkofsky Hopes to Revolutionize Cancer Technology

Along with his corporate associate Brad Keywell, Eric Lefkofsky has made a fortune by taking numerous startups to public trading status. As one of Chicago’s most prosperous tech founders, he has amassed a sizable fortune that exceeds $1 billion. Despite his success, one of his favorite phrases is “I don’t like starting new companies.”

This changed when his wife was diagnosed with cancer. Along with this life-changing event came the realization cancer patients and doctors lack accessibility to pertinent data and information. That’s how the concept for Tempus was born.

This latest startup of the successful duo uses a data-driven approach to combat cancer. The venture uses genomic sequencing and machine-learning to improve understanding of each patient’s tumor and adapts a treatment regimen best suited for each case. Lefkofsky believes Tempus will serve as a pioneer in the healthcare technology. He foresees a paradigm shift comparable to how Facebook and Google revolutionized the internet.

Eric Lefkofsky is willing to invest countless millions of his own capital into the business and does not need to rely on outside funding. The money pays for a centralized database of patient information and an operating system that lets physicians access and utilize the data. This molecular clinical library allows doctors to learn from prior cancer patients to find individuals with similar clinical profiles. They can use this information to implement treatment options that are more probable to lead to success.

In addition to his Tempus venture, Eric Lefkofsky co-founded Groupon and Uptake Technologies. He also functions as chairman for the former and as a founding partner for Lightbank. Other companies he co-founded include Mediaocean, Echo Global Logistics and InnerWorkings.

In 2006, he established a charitable, private venture with his wife Liz. Appropriately named the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, it was created to support global scientific, educational and scientific causes via grants. Lefkofsky functions as a trustee of the Art Institute of Chicago, World Business Chicago, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and the Museum of Science and Industry.

Lefkofsky also serves as a chairman for the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. He authored Accelerated Disruption and holds an adjunct professor position at the University of Chicago. Lefkofsky received his juris doctorate degree at the University of Michigan Law School after graduating from the University of Michigan.