Securus Technologies Helping Put Fugitives in Jail

When my fugitive task force gets the call that a dangerous suspect is on the loose, we spring into action immediately. We had a suspect who was breaking into homes around the city and using deadly violence to steal anything that was not nailed down. Even when he was able to score big, his calling card was torturing and beating the residents so bad that they thought twice about telling the police about his identity.


Many times I will rely on informants to help point me in the direction of where we can capture our suspects, but there were zero leads coming in. Eyewitnesses at the scenes were having trouble putting a face to the crime mostly because they feared for their lives and that the suspect said he would come back if anyone ratted him out. I was going to have to rely on another source if I was going to capture this suspect before he was able to hurt another.


Securus Technologies was working at our local jail putting in a new inmate telephone call monitoring system, and I thought this might be something that I could use to my advantage. The inmates would never talk directly to authorities, but they would have no trouble talking at length to people on the phones. Securus Technologies is headed by CEO Rick Smith, and his employees are working towards only one objective, making the world safer. This was going to be the key in me getting the suspect into custody quickly.


As luck would have it, this suspect was selling his stolen goods to a small-time criminal who already was on our radar. An inmate in the jail happened to be talking about the two, and it connected the dots and gave us the lead we needed to set up a trap and net the suspect safely.


See the World, the Eco-Conscious Way

Millennials are fast becoming a consumer force that corporations must acknowledge. Larger than the successive generations before them, this cohort is known for its nomadic ways as well as valuing experiences above positions. It is with this in mind that successful brands reach out to this often untapped market. Millennials want to know that they are not part of the consumerist problem, and seeing the world in an eco-conscious manner is right up their alley. Traveling to remote and non-mainstream parts of the globe appeal to them as a way to enjoy their free-time in a socially aware manner. This generation is very much aware of the effect that their actions have on the world at large. Learn more:


One company that has a very similar ethos is Wild Ark. This travel and tourism firm is based in South Africa and offers many unique and absolutely stunning travel packages. Their mode is in line with the Millennials who want to see the world but are also aware of its fragility. This mindset allows them to traverse the globe while minimizing their footprint but at the same time not sacrificing comfort.


Wild Ark offers bespoke tours of the African bush that are just this side of indescribable. In fact, their travel business allows them to conduct quite a lot of conservation work in some of the African bush’s most fragile areas. The African bush, as well as its wildlife, is constantly under threat due to the encroachment of man and their plans for development.


Africa is an area that offers a potentially life-altering experience all with a top-level experience of comfort and style. Wild Ark hires local guides that will share with the guests their experiences and hopes for the future. It is the goal of Wild Ark that after their guests experience the African bush in such a manner that they will soon become enthusiastic conservationists themselves. Learn more:


The world offers an abundance of experiences and so many different landscapes and experiences. Eco-travel will help to ensure that these vistas and experiences will be available for future generations to enjoy for many years. Learn more:


OSI Group Buys Tyson Plant

OSI Industries recently purchased a Tyson Food plant in Chicago for $7.4 million dollars. OSI industries is a leading food supplier and has over 65 facilities all over the world. They report that they are now located in 17 countries, and also supply food worldwide.

The recent purchase of Tyson is an exciting addition to the growing OSI Group. It is also exciting for the community where the former Tyson plant is located. In November of 2016, the executives at Tyson reported that about 480 jobs would be lost when the plant closed. When OSI Group came into the picture and announced that they would buy the plant, many people were relieved. Having a new industry in the area offered the community valuable job opportunities and infused money into surrounding businesses as well.

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The new OSI facility (formerly Tyson) covers 200,000 square feet, and is located in the Back of the Yards area of Chicago. This facility is actually not the first OSI property in Chicago, but will serve as a much needed addition to the properties that the company already holds in the area. Because of the massive growth that the company has seen in recent years, more space was vital to continuing operations. The space will be used for providing infrastructure for the company in that area.

The purchase of Tyson shows a trend in OSI’s business operations. The company is fast growing. In all 65 facilities, OSI now employs over 20,000 individuals. This is a big jump from where the company started, over 100 years ago. OSI is known for valuing their employees as heart and soul of the company. The OSI workforce is very diverse, and this is a point of pride for the company. There are OSI job opportunities world wide. In America, the jobs available range from mechanic and driver positions to supervisory roles. OSI reports that they are equal opportunity employers, and all applications will be considered. Their American plant locations include Chicago, Geneva and Aurora Illinois, Riverside, California, and West Jordan, Utah as well as other cities across the country.

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