The Results of the Survey Conducted by Securus Technologies State-of-the-Art Technology Center

We recently carried out a survey through our modern Technology Centre. The survey revealed that half the number of correctional institutions were gearing themselves to expanding their operations as well as upgrading their technology status in 2016. Primarily, this is in a bid to boost inmate satisfaction, productivity, and profitability of the institutions. Statistics from the survey, whereby the respondents had the option of choosing multiple answers, indicated that 56% of the centers opted to upgrade their technology. An estimate of 55% reported their plans to expand their operations. In addition, 15% stated that reducing their operational cost was their plan for success. The survey also mentioned about the investigative solutions and a general improvement in safety.

Various respondents indicated that most correctional facilities acknowledged the relevance of productivity intertwined with both inmate satisfaction and safety. Thirty-three percent of the responses indicated that tablets were crucial to the success of their plans in 2016 while 66% opted for video visitation. We utilized a whopping $1.5 million in building the modern Technology Center, which is situated away from Dallas in Carrollton, Texas. Our operations, which are housed in the 10500 square-foot center, aim at exhibiting to the leaders of correctional facilities our technologies and other numerous services. Rick A Smith, our CEO of Securus, stated that our research showed that there were numerous opportunities for facilities to upgrade their current technology, which would allow them to achieve inmate satisfaction and cut down operation costs.

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We have managed to gain tremendous success over the years since our inception in 1986 with an aim of offering inmate communication services to inmates, particularly through the telephone. Currently, we are in a position to offer video inmate phone calls services to allow families of inmates to keep in touch with their loved ones in incarceration centers. Download the free app from Google Play or get it on iTunes.

We serve an excess of 3,450 correction, public safety and law enforcement facilities with an inmate record exceeding 120,000 in North America. Our operations involve connecting and serving through the provision of incident management, emergency response, biometric analysis, information management, public information, inmate self-service, monitoring and communication services and products. In the recent past, we have boosted our list of professionals by acquiring John Bell as a senior sales executive. Mainly, this was in a bid to boost our continued growth in the development of products for correction and law enforcement facilities. The original information can be found from

Securus Technologies is not a part of the pain and anxiety reliever Securus nor is it affiliated with the Securus America website.

Argentina Is Coming Back To Life Economically Speaking According To Investment Expert Jim Dondero

James Dondero is a cautious investor. Dondero has a history of making smart decisions when it comes to investing in emerging markets and other assets. His company, Highland Capital Management, has more than $19 billion in assets under management and those assets are in healthcare, information technology, energy and emerging markets. Investing in emerging markets has always been tricky, but James Dondero has been successful investing in foreign entities because his background is collateral loan debt optimization. Highland Capital opened offices in Sao Paulo, Singapore, Seoul and New York, in order to stay on top of new developments in emerging markets. The most recent development revolves around Argentina and the country’s new President Mauricio Marci.

Highland Capital decided to invest in Argentina in 2014. Dondero made the call to invest $4 billion even though Argentina had defaulted on their outstanding bonds in 1997. That wasn’t the first time Argentina defaulted, so investing in the fourth largest economy in Latin America was a risk by anyone’s standards. Paul Singer of Elliott management has been burned badly by former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner decisions, and the scars hadn’t healed. But Dondero got information from his Sao Paulo office that the once Peronist favorite, de Kirchner, was losing credibility with the people and members of her government.

When Mauricio Marci defeated de Kirchner at the end of 2015, Dondero wasn’t surprised. James Dondero knew Marci had to make some bold moves to get Argentina back in the international bond market, and Marci didn’t disappoint him.

The creditors accepted Marci’s offer and that opened the door for Dondero. Highland Capital was already an investor, so when Marci decided to offer new bonds that totaled more than $12 billion, Dondero didn’t hesitate. Highland Capital was first in line to buy the new bonds that could yield at least a seven to eight percent.

President Marci still has a few hurdles to jump over before Argentina rises from its economic ashes, but Highland Capital plans to be part of the economic reformation that must take place in Argentina. Dondero believes Argentina is a solid investment, and other hedge fund managers are thinking the same way. A recent article said Highland Capital will be a major player in Argentina’s economic rebirth.

Charles Koch’s Generous Donations to George Mason University

Charles Koch, an American billionaire and a philanthropist, contributes tens of millions of dollars to George Mason University every year. The university which is located in Fairfax, Virginia, is the largest institution in the state. The university has become prominent for economics and law and this reputation is attributed to the generous contributions from Charles Koch.

Tax records reveal that the university received almost $48 million from Charles Koch Foundation between 2011 and 2014. In that period, Charles Koch also made donations to many other universities in the United States. However, George Mason University happened to receive more than any other institution.

It is not unusual for billionaire philanthropists to donate to universities. They all do so for a particular purpose such as to promote research. In this year, Stanford University received $ 400 million from Phil Knight, who is the co-founder of Nike Inc, as a scholarship donation. Charles and his brother, David, have also made huge one-time donations to several other U.S. universities.

It is a common thing for donors to make donations with strings attached. However, the representatives of Charles Koch have made it clear that the contributions are made with no conditions. The donations are very helpful considering the fact that the public support for institutions of learning is declining.

2014 is the last year in which the records for donations are available. That year, GMU received donations of up to $ 44.6 million. Of the private donations to the institution, the donation from the foundation accounted for more than a third.

Charles Koch continues being fond of the institution and therefore more donations are guaranteed to come. Recently, the university’s School of Law received a gift of $ 10 million from the foundation. This was accompanied by another $ 20 million from an unidentified source. These donations have boosted the school’s Mercatus Center, a think tank in the free-market that carries out research meant to educate the congressional staffers and federal regulators.

Charles Koch has been the CEO and Chairman of Koch Industries since 1967. His focus and dedication to social and scientific progress is what has made Koch Industries very successful. The company has its base in Wichita, Kansas, and it is present in more than 60 countries. Koch is also a philanthropist who supports many learning institutions.

The Crisis of 2008 Still Affecting Small Businesses in Venezuela

If you listen to the economists and the government, they report that the economic crisis of 2008 is over, but individuals and small businesses are still feeling the effects of a financial disaster that the world will not soon forget.

In Venezuela, an influential, bilingual publication as reported by had to shut down this week after 34 years, VenEconomia, a favorite of Danilo Diaz Granados, is a publication that informed the public on financial, political and business issues of the country and the world. VenEconomía has been a “go-to” resource for millions of people because it explained the turmoil that was going on.

Bottome attributes the closing of this well-known publication to the 600 percent inflation that is occurring in Venezuela, and he closed down before the inflation took all of the funds. This way, there is enough for severance pay for the employees who remained.

The economy of Venezuela is still crumbling, and the publication is needed more now than ever before. Previously, there were over 3,000 weekly subscribers and the publication opened the door for young writers to get into the market. This publication will be missed by its followers.