The reasons that our prison has partnered with Securus Technologies are numerous, but all seem to come down to the fact that safety is and always will be our top concern. It doesn’t matter if it is the safety of me and my fellow officers or making sure to keep the peace with all the inmates, a safe prison is a happy prison.
To complicate matters, we have overcrowding and gang population explosions that are creating tensions behind bars for anyone trapped behind those prison walls. Add into the mix the fact that drugs and weapons can be acquired easily, you have a volatile mix that needs to be addressed on a daily basis or people get hurt.
In the past, my team of corrections officers have take precautions to ensure the safety of all. We have done body scans and searches in the visitor center so nothing illegal is changing hands between inmate and guest. We follow up on those efforts by hitting the inmate’s cells each day with inspections to remove anything that could be a potential problem.
Securus Technologies employs a thousand hard-working individuals who are committed to making out world safer. The company has thousands of their inmate call monitoring systems operating in different prisons around this country. The LBS software will do the work of a half-dozen officers, scanning calls for anything that could be considered a threat to safety in the jail.
Now that my team makes use of this technology each day, we have made some serious progress in tightening up loose ends and making the jail safer. We can now identify when inmates expect things from family in the mail, if they are using drugs in their cells, and when gang members are ordering hits or demanding others sell drugs for the cause.