According to a survey conducted by Securus Technologies, more than 50% of correctional facilities are planning to expand their service and update their technology to improve productivity and inmate satisfaction. More than 56 % of correction facilities have planned to upgrade their current technology by the end of this year.
Richard Smith, Securus Technologies Chief Executive Officer, explained on a Youtube video that many correction facilities’ budgets are usually under constant pressure. Correctional facilities leaders have to focus on improving their productivity as well as safety. One of the most viable options is to automate their operations, which will allow facilities to free up operating cash flow so that they can allocate significant portion in improving inmate satisfaction.
Securus Technologies is positioned as the destination for correction facilities technological solutions. The company has more than 30 years of vast experience in correctional facilities industry. Currently, the firm monitors more than 1.2 millions inmates across United State. The company also serves more than 3,450 agencies across law enforcement, public safety, and correction facilities.
Moreover, the company features the largest team of engineers, technologist, and designers in the industry. Securus has more than 140 patents while 90 are pending. The company has revolutionized inmate communication with edge cutting technological products such as Secure Video Visitation. Securus Technologies is a global leader in providing technology solutions. The company is regarded as the home of technology solutions that are geared toward making our world safe.
Recently the company released THREADS 3.1, and it has upgraded the company program platform from traditional Microsoft based SilverLight architecture to HTML 5 design. THREADS 3.1 is the most advanced Big Data analytical tool in the United States corrections. It enhances system performance by eliminating unnecessary actions and streamlining user interface. The easier to use interface upgrade provide investigators with more focused leads.
Everybody loves to laugh and so much so that April is considered National Humor Month. It has been proven in numerous studies that not only does laughter lift our spirits it can have wonderful effects on us physically. Laughing is beneficial to heart health and can even give our muscles a good workout.
Skout is a social media app that allows you to make new friends by alerting you of people nearby that are also using the app. The company is celebrating National Humor Month by looking over some of their users profile pictures. The study found that users who had used a profile picture of themselves laughing received 404% more profile favorites and had 324% more connections than other users. Scott Wiklund, co-founder and CEO of Skout, stated “They say laughter is the best medicine, and now we know it can also help you meet more friends through social media.”
In addition to looking over users profile pictures, Skout also conducted a survey to see how users feel about humor and friendship.
Results from the survey were extremely interesting. People from all over are fairly confident and results came in at 75% of users thinking they are funny. Almost 100% of users said that their favorite style of humor is slapstick and that they most enjoy making other people laugh. It turns out that clowns are not as funny as they seem, 30% of Skout users said that they are actually afraid of clowns and don’t find them hilarious.
In the Lone Star State, Houstonians polled at 100% saying that they enjoy making other people laugh so when in Texas one will always have a good time. New York and San Francisco tied with 83% and are the most confident of users when it comes to thinking they are your every day comedian.
Another surprising result of the survey was that women enjoy comedy films. Only 18% of women users answered the survey saying they enjoy romantic movies while 26% said they would prefer to watch a comedy. Action movies won the poll for men’s favorite type of movie but comedy still came in second.
Skout conducted this survey during March 11th to March 17th and more detailed results can be read on their blog. National Humor Month is not over yet so get out there and start laughing!
This article was originally posted on PRNewswire and can be read here.