Building a Safer Prison with Securus Technologies

When I first began my career as a corrections officer, we were able to maintain a degree of safety because the inmate population was under the prison average rate. Today, the population of inmates has well exceeded what we should be housing, and cramped conditions has made it dangerous for anyone that has to work behind those prison walls. Even though we have the same amount of officers on duty, the ration of inmates to officer has exploded to the point that working conditions have become impossible at times to control.

 

To get back some of that control, we have begun utilizing more resources throughout this facility. It started back when we our prison was one of the first to get new airport body scanners to use in the visitor center. These scanners not only allow us to ensure none of the guests are bringing contraband to the jail that can get into the hands of the inmates, it also keeps inmates from getting anything they shouldn’t have back to their cells. This year we also connected with Securus Technologies, a company who is transforming the way officers are able to monitor what the inmates are saying on the prison phone system.

 

Securus Technologies is based in Dallas, has nearly a thousand employees, and even the CEO of the company says his entire team has one objective of making the work a safer place. The LBS software runs the system, and it can isolate any type of chatter from inmates pertaining to things like weapons, violence, drugs, gangs, and even contraband. When we get the alert, now we spring into action.

 

Since getting the new inmate phone call monitoring system, our prison has once again been able to control violent outbreaks to the point that anyone working behind these walls has a safer environment again.

 

Securus Technologies’ Efforts of Keeping the Public Safe

Securus Technologies is one of the biggest correction service providers in U.S. Their main client is the U.S government. Securus has grown to serve over 3,450 correctional facilities, about 1,200,000 inmates in 45 states. Their main specialization is to provide the government with detainee communication, comprehensive solution to the U.S government and management and to offer parole tracking.

 

Securus Technologies is committed to connect and serve their client by providing incident management, emergency response, investigation, biometric analysis, information management, inmate self-service, and also offer monitored services and products. They aim to make the world a safer place.

 

Securus Technologies was founded in 1986 and its headquartered in Dallas. Its success can be attributed to their long-term experience of over 30 years and the fact that they use high tech software technology. Their affordability and their high-quality services have also contributed to their large client base. The fact that it is the only company that provides spectrum solution has highly contributed to their success.

 

Securus is known to always be on top of trying to control any illegal communication. For instance, they introduced a way in which contraband cell phones can be controlled. By 2016, Securus Managed Access Solution had been approved by over five departments of corrections facilities. In 2017, the company introduced a Wireless Containment Solution that was developed to prevent a connection between contraband cell phones and mobile phones

 

I would applaud them for putting their clients’ needs in the fore front and provide them with information that is highly monitored; hence the government can easily track criminal activities that go on among the inmates. They have helped the U.S government to improve public safety by coming up with innovative means of cabbing inmates criminal activities.

 

Their LBS software has been their best innovation so far especially when it is used with other law enforcement resources. It has helped sheriff’s department to recover legal assets, cash, drugs as well as identify other crimes. I commend them for their efforts of making sure that the public is safe!

 

The Protection Offered by Securus Technologies

Securus Technologies is an interesting company I found out out about from a friend of mine that works in a correctional facility in Texas. She was explaining that inmates attempting to smuggle in or have visitors smuggle in cell phones, especially smart phones, was nearly as rampant as the other types of malicious activity you can expect in a jail facility, including drugs. I jokingly asked if it was to pass the day playing Candy Crush and she told me just how problematic the issue is and how Securus Technologies has developed an entire suite of offerings to combat the problem and the various offshoot problems that come along with it.

 

Cell phones are contraband within prisons and many correctional facilities and jails. Securus Technologies developed the Cell Defender technology to give corrections officers the ability to have the upper hand when it comes to contraband phones. Their technology can remotely trace a contraband phone. Unlike in traditional searches, when a phone was found the only resource would have been to take it away and today’s phones are equipped with locks. Cell Defender allows us to locate the phone and remotely monitor it, determining exactly what the inmate that smuggled it in somehow was looking to do with the phone.

 

Securus Technologies also has a technology called Wireless Containment Solution that prevents phones from connecting to any wireless internet. This stops a huge variety of potential activity that could have negative consequences before they even begin.

 

PR Newswire ran an article on Securus Technologies that featured real comments from clients that had written in to share stories of how the technologies had helped them. Among those comments, the one that hit home with me talked not just about security but how the technology allowed the prisons and correctional facilities to be PROACTIVE in locating sources of potential wrongdoings before they even occur.