Keeping correctional facilities safe and secure is a never ending. Correctional officers, inmates, and the community at large depend upon optimal safety and security protocols at correctional facilities.
One of the most significant, prevalent threats to the security of correctional facilities is the illicit introduction of contraband cell phones into these institutions. Securus Technologies is considered the industry leader when it comes to the development of technology designed to prevent the introduction of illicit cell phones into correctional facilities. Moreover, the innovative Securus Technologies wireless containment systems are designed to identify and eliminate cell phones illegally brought into penal institutions, including jails, correctional institutions, and prisons.
An alarming story about a former Florida correctional officer underscores the horrible possibilities that can result from a cell phone being illegally introduced into the correctional facility. While at work in a Florida correctional facility, Johnson discovered a box containing contraband. The value estimated value of the contraband in the institution would be about $50,000. Johnson’s efforts prevented the introduction of this contraband into the institution.
The inmate at the institution responsible for the contraband in the first instance had possession of an illegal cell phone. He used the illegal cell phone to arrange a hit on CO Johnson as retribution for the officer preventing the introduction of contraband into the facility.
The hitman broke into Johnson’s home early one morning. He opened fire on the correctional officer, seriously wounding him. In the aftermath of the shooting and attempt on his life, has made keeping cell phones out of correctional facilities a major effort in his life.
As noted, Securus Technologies is ranked as the industry leader in regard to wireless containment technology. Securus Technologies wireless containment technology is becoming more widely utilized in correctional facilities across North America.
Research conducted by Securus Technologies reveals how severe the problem of illegal communications by inmates using cell phones is in the United States at this time. Over a one-year time period, Securus Technologies reported that it prevented 1.7 million attempts by inmates at eight institutions in the United States to make illegal communications using cell phones. Keep in mind that this represents the outcome at eight out of literally thousands of different types of correctional facilities that are in operation from coast-to-coast in the United States at this time.
Securus Technologies is a Dallas-based business. The company provides a wide range of technological services and solutions to correctional institutions and public safety agencies across the United States. In fact, the company serves about 3,450 public safety, law enforcement and corrections agencies in the United States. Securus Technologies solutions are in use at institutions housing 1.2 million inmates across North America at this juncture in time.
Me and my fellow corrections officers are hard at work each day trying our best to keep any types of drugs out of the hands of the inmates. If one inmate is getting high, they not only are a danger to themselves, they are going to put me, my officers, visitors, staff, and other inmates in danger. We spend a good part of our day working to fight the flow of drugs, and we have several resources available to us in order to do that.
One of the things we do each day is take the drug-sniffing dogs into the cells to find anything illegal. We spend a large part of the day searching inmates and visitors for any contraband, then we turn our focus on the phones. After we monitor inmate calls, we even check the mail for anything that should not be there. Despite all these efforts, we still have a big problem with the inmates being able to get drugs.
When we were informed by our superiors that Securus Technologies was going to be upgrading our phone monitoring system, we didn’t have a clue back then as to how incredibly valuable this resource would be. In the past we had to pay close attention to the calls and try to make certain we did not miss key chatter on drugs, weapons, or other illegal activities. The company is committed to making this world safe, and we can attest to how effect it has helped my team.
Now when we program the LBS software to listen for certain chatter, we can focus our efforts in another part of the prison while the monitoring system is listening to every word the inmates say. We spring to action now when we hear anything related to contraband and the inmates inside of our jail.
There are many options that are available for people to communicate and keep in touch with those who are currently in jail. Among those options are visitation, phone calls, and now, a brilliantly designed and innovative program that is being used by select correction facilities, a program referred to as Securus Technologies. Securus Technologies is taking the correctional facilities by storm in its communicative design. It is a program that enables inmates to participate in visitation sessions with their relatives, friends, or significant others via means of video conferencing in which the “visitor” in this case can simply “visit”, although not technically, from the comfort of their very own home.
There are a vast array of reasons why people are choosing to utilize this form of communications over actual visitation in a jail center. Firstly, the visitor is no longer obligated to travel any specific distances to the jail as they can conduct their visitation session over a computer connection. Second, the video conference session that Securus Technologies provides enables people to connect without having to go through the lengthy appointment processes that have often been an issue for many when setting up scheduled appointments, and last (at least in this particular list; there are probably a lot more, but we will not get into it here,) it enables authorities to take advantage of an opportunity in which they may potentially be able to make an arrest if any kind of evidence is revealed. In this case, conversation counts as evidence, thus, giving them the right to utilize any segments of what is being said by either party if needed.
Give the customer service representatives a calls to see how they can help you in beginning this wonderfully designed product that has been made for your ease of use.
We were quite literally at the end of our rope when you had our first call with Securus, and it was over Christmastime. We were in a bind as our family was split up between the jail and home. I wanted to see my mom for the holidays, and no one made it out the jail. We started a Securus call, and our lives changed. This article explains how we altered our lives with one call from Securus, how they helped us set up an account and speak to my mom often.
#1: Mom Was Far Away
Mom was in a jail that no one could visit, and it was hard to see her at any other time than a video call. Video calls were not an option we knew about, and we found out about Securus and their video network. The videos created by the network are solid, and we see each other easily. The video is easy to use, and we all stay on the calls through our phones and tablets.
#2: The App Makes A Difference
We have an app that makes quite a difference in our lives, and we connect to Securus with on tap of the screen. We have the app on all our devices because it is easier to use, and I have set up calls for members for the family while we all stand around one phone or tablet. I taught my cousin how to use the app on her phone, and she loves to talk to my mom now.
#3: The Customer Service
I called to set up my service, and I asked the person on the other end of the phone how to manage my account from my computer. I learned many things about my account, and I have an account today that was started with the first person I talked to. I have sent many people in the family over to receive help with their accounts, and I am pleased with the way their company looks after us. I feel welcome and respected at all times with Securus.
Securus began with a promise to offer video calls that cannot be breached, and they bring the video calls to more jails around the country every day. There is no greater service to families this holiday season than what we see when we call with Securus. I appreciate their app, their commitment to our family and their video quality.