Facility Nearly Doubles Prepaid Card
Sales by Installing Securus’ Prepaid Calling Card Vending Machine
Dallas, TX —/PRNewswire/-- Securus
Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of inmate communications services, today
announced its longstanding customer, Craig County Jail, has significantly
improved its prepaid card sales since the facility installed Securus’ Prepaid
Calling Card Vending Machine.
For more than ten years, and throughout Sheriff Jimmie
Sooter’s three terms in office, Craig County Jail has been a loyal Securus
customer. According to
Lieutenant Bobby Floyd, they consider their relationship with Securus, “the
best we’ve had with any vendor,” and they have benefited from piloting many of
the company’s innovative solutions designed to connect more calls and drive
more revenue and profit for facilities.
“Most recently, we’ve had a lot of success with
Securus’ Prepaid Calling Card Vending Machine,” said Sooter. “Since we installed it roughly two
months ago, we’ve just about doubled our prepaid card sales. It’s also my most profitable revenue
stream when compared with other commissary goods. We love it.”
Prepaid Calling Card Vending Machine allows inmates’ friends and family
(F&F) members to purchase calling cards for their incarcerated loved ones
from a self-service vending machine.
The machine is installed in a facility’s lobby, and enables convenient,
self-service access to prepaid calling cards.
Sooter continued, “F&F members love the vending
machine because they know what they’ll be getting—calls from their loved ones.
They also like the convenience of buying cards in our lobby without having to
ask for assistance from facility staff.”
“Craig County is a terrific Securus customer,” said
Lisa Weaver, Securus Account Manager.
“Throughout our relationship, they’ve been a strong supporter in helping
us explore new ways for increasing call volume and revenue for facilities.” She
continued, “They’re always looking for new and innovative ways that they can
connect inmates to their friends and family members. In doing so, they show a real commitment to their
The Craig County Jail is a county-owned, 132-bed
correctional facility located in Vinita, OK. The facility serves Craig County and its estimated 15,000
residents, and is also contracted to take inmates from several other
neighboring counties—including Muskogee, Tulsa, and Washington. Average daily population (ADP) within
the facility totals 87. Lieutenant
Bobby Floyd oversees operations and has been the Jail Administrator since 2010.
Securus Technologies, Inc. is one of the largest
suppliers of detainee communications and information management solutions,
serving approximately 2,400 correctional facilities and over 850,000 inmates
nationwide. A recognized leader in providing comprehensive, innovative
technical solutions and responsive customer service, Securus’ sole focus is the
specialized needs of the corrections and law enforcement communities. Securus
is headquartered in Dallas, TX, with regional offices in Carrollton and Allen,
TX and Atlanta, GA. For more
information please visit the Securus website at www.securustech.net.
Russell Roberts, (972) 277-0656
Source: Securus Technologies, Inc.