Securus Technologies Exposing Prison Drug Sources
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.