May 102019
 
 May 10, 2019  Posted by  Business, Surveillance, U.S.

Katherine Campione reports:

A sophisticated voice-identity technology used to monitor prisoners and inmates across Florida and elsewhere is so secretive and controversial that its manufacturer urged government agencies to coordinate with its public relations office before responding to inquiries from news organizations, a Fresh Take Florida investigation found.

One Florida county won’t reveal even details of its contract with the company, such as how the technology is funded or how much Securus is collecting from inmates and their families in exchange for its services, saying those disclosures would reveal the company’s proprietary secrets. Twenty-two other Florida counties readily provided copies of their Securus contracts to Fresh Take Florida under state law.

Read more on WUFT.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

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