CenturyLink's subsidiary Embarq Payphone Services Inc. (EPSI) will be giving Texas inmates a new voice with the completion of a phone system project for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). Embarq Payphone wasn't alone in completing the multi-site project, however. The company worked with correctional industry communications specialist Securus Technologies to install phone systems at all TDCJ state operated facilities in Texas.
Paul Cooper, EPSI's general manager said the joint Embarq Payphone/ Securus Technologies team installed about 5,500 phones, enabling "up to 120,000 inmates to make secured, controlled phone calls." A side benefit of the new infrastructure is that it will be able to support the prison system's own communications needs.
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