Press Release from Securus Technolgies Reveals the Darker Side of Prison Telecommunication Carriers

The prison system in the United States is a lot more involved than most of us are aware of. Recently, I found out about how some companies appear to be taking advantage of inmates and their families/friends. I was aware that systems are in place to allow inmates to stay in touch with their loved ones, but had no idea how some companies provide these services and potentially rip inmates and their families off in the process.

I found out about charges that have been leveled against one such prison telecommunications provider called Global Tel Link (GTL.) This provider is a big player in the U.S. prison telecommunications carrier industry, and according to a press release from Securus Technologies, GTL has been up to some potentially shady business practices for some time now.


The article I read indicated that Securus Technologies plans to release a series of press releases that will expose some of the more unscrupulous business practices that GTL has been implementing. According to the article, Securus Technologies hopes to expose the repeated cases of wrongdoing in order to “shame” GTL into operating in a more responsible/accountable manner.

It is astounding to think that Securus has enough information about GTL to publish multiple press releases, as the initial article I read seems to show quite a list of transgressions the telecommunications carrier may be guilty of. For example, the article stated that GTL rigged their prison phone systems to tack on an additional 15 to 36 seconds of billable time onto calls. I also learned that GTL allegedly double-billed their customers without any authorization to do so.

No one likes to see a group of people being manipulated and taken advantage of in order for a company to increase profits. The press release from Securus Technologies demonstrates that these are exactly the types of things that Global Tel Link has been up to for decades. The folks at Securus Technologies have done a bang-up job in revealing this important information to the public via this informative article.

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Goettl Invests in Vets Job Futures

Originally published in PRNewswire, Goodrich has made the news for their new opportunities to help vets get the education and job training to help the transition home easier. Goettl Air Conditioning in Nevada is making sure to train the top talent and help veterans out at the same time. Many veterans have a difficult time finding employment or knowing what to do when they come home.

Goodrich started this scholarship to help ensure those who are looking for employment can get the training they need and be able to buy the tools for the job. Not only does he help to fund their education, Goodrich provides a fund that allows them to purchase the tools needed for their new jobs. The scholarship is provided to students at the College of Southern Nevada who are enrolled in the two year applied science in air conditioning technology program. The other is the Post 9/11 veterans tool award, which allots money to vets to help them start their careers in HVAC.

Goodrich fully believes those who come out of the armed services make good employees, and he wants to help anyway he can. Dennis Soukup and Goodrich worked together on this scholarship and award out of experience. They both remember starting out in HVAC, having the tools deducted from their checks. They wanted vets to start out on a good note with their new careers.

Goettl Air Conditioning originally started servicing the Las Vegas community in 1968. Due to the recession, the company left the community in 2007. Once it was purchased by Goodrich in 2007, it came back in 2016. Goodrich, originally from the area, was excited to come home. He went out with his father on those late night calls and remember holding the flashlight. His father was his inspiration in starting the vets scholarship and tool award.

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