Why Securus Technologies and the Local Prison Work Well Together

When I started working as a corrections officer in our state prison, times were much different than they are today. Only a decade ago, the inmates basically ran the prison, and even though we had to manually monitor the phone calls they made, it was difficult to stay ahead of the violence. Today, thanks to the efforts of Securus Technologies, me and my fellow officers now have the ability to stamp out violence before the inmates can put anyone in harm’s way.

 

The reason that our facility partnered with Securus Technologies is because they have their inmate call monitoring system already in thousands of jails, and it is the key for officers to stop the inmates from getting out of line and putting everyone behind those walls at risk of injury. The CEO, Richard Smith, says that Securus Technologies has become such an important tool for officers in the effort to maintain safety because all Securus Technologies are working to make this world safer for everyone.

 

In the past, the inmates could use the phone system in the jail to reach out to those on the outside to instruct them how to smuggle in goods, get word to other parties, or conduct other illegal activities. With the LBS software, me and my fellow officers not get an alert as the monitoring system is carefully screening every second of every call, putting us in position to stay ahead of any incidents.

 

This year alone, we have stopped a large shipment of heroin from getting smuggled in because of a call we picked up on. The software detected an inmate was looking to get a weapon, and we intercepted that weapon at the gate. The software even alerted us to gang orders to attack a rival member in the yard, which we took care of.

 

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