Prison Communication

Securus Technologies Is Making Great Strides In The World Of Protection

At any point in time, Securus Technologies is always receiving letters from people who need their assistance in jail houses, security companies and even members of a police department. The letters that they receive all ask for the same thing, they all want to know what they can do to help make their jails and holding centers more safe and secure.


I bet you are thinking that they want to make the place safer for those people who work there and you would be half correct. Not only do they want to make sure that the employees are safe while reporting for work but they also want to ensure that inmates are given the right to safety and protection. There will always be some form of violence in the jails and this is bound to happen when you have such close quarters but that doesn’t mean that you stop trying to prevent the violence.


The demands placed on Securus Technologies is not just for the safety of those all in the jails and housing systems, the demand is also placed on them to record phone conversations that take place within the jails. What does this have to do with protection and preventing crimes? It is simple. If they can control the amount of contraband in the jails, there will also be less violence. Also, if inmates are given the opportunity to gain access to drugs, phones, and other forms of contraband, the jails are then classified as poor management.


There are going to be times that an inmate gains access to things they should not by the people who work in the jails. You never know what someone could do until they are forced to make a decision. In some cases, the people who are working to bring the contraband into the jails is offered money for their services of sneaking the items in or they are threatned to perform the ability to sneak items into the jails.


The Power of Securus Technologies to Add Protection

When it comes to working inside a crowded and very dangerous prison, me and my fellow officers need all the protection that we can get. We have seen first hand how violent inmates can get if you turn your back on them for even a split second. Now add into the mix drugs and weapons, and you can see how quickly all of our lives can be on the line here. To combat these sorts of trouble, we have been using a resource that has changed the way we can protect the lives of everyone inside the jail.


The company that we turned to when the violence reached a tipping point was Securus Technologies. This company developed a call monitoring system that is used in thousands of jails already, and the system actually frees up the need for guards to be monitoring those calls manually. What that means for my team, we can now take those officers out of the call center and get them on the grounds where they can be better utilized. The LBS software will now scan every call the inmates make and it can detect if a caller is talking about anything that should not be in the jail.


Once we all were familiar with how the telephone call monitoring system worded and we left the LBS software to do its thing, we started to see some very impressive results right at the start. last month an inmate was asking his cousin to sneak drugs to him during visiting day. Last week we heard an inmate tell his friend how he made a weapon and hid it in the yard. Even today we heard one inmate mention how he gets high in his cell at night. Each instance, we take instant action to eliminate the problem and make the jail safer for us all.