Securus Technologies Wireless Containment Solutions Enhance Institutional Security and Public Safety

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.


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