Little expenses very quickly add up. On a yearly budget, something that seems inconsequential could, in fact, be a massive resource pull. Take complaint and grievance forms, as an example. In an average correctional facility, inmates file 13.8 on a monthly basis. Collecting them takes time, filing them takes time, and reading them takes time. Then there’s follow-through, and the need to re-print copies. Five minutes in total would be a very conservative estimate. If each form takes five minutes to deal with entirely, then over the course of a year 1 form a month equates to 60 minutes. So multiplying 13.8 (the average number of forms) by the number of inmates in a correctional facility will yield the average hours spent every year dealing with this kind of paperwork specifically. In a facility of 100 persons, that comes to 1,380 hours.
What if that number could be cut by 95% or more? This is the question ConnectUs by Securus asks and answers. And the answer is: exceptional savings. In paper, in time spent dealing with forms, and in utility, ConnectUs is a resource-conserving solution. The full title of the platform is ConnectUs Automated Forms, and it does everything within its power to consolidate as much correctional facility paperwork as possible. Medical forms, sign-up sheets, complaints and grievances forms, incoming and outgoing inmate information–the list goes on. Securus Technologies has developed a true time-saver, and it’s no wonder: the company’s been around 30 years and caters to some 2,600+ correctional facilities on a regular basis. Additionally, their services are used by some 1.2 million inmates nationwide. Securus understands intimately the functionality of correctional facilities, and so has designed an intuitive platform giving inmates access to more features and apps than ever before, while still leaving complete access control in administrative hands.