Prison Communication

Securus Technologies Has Been Instrumental In Preventing Crime

There are many businesses who focus on criminal justice but I firmly believe Securus Technologies is the finest among them. There have been so many comments published online or customers who sent emails not because they wanted to complain but because they had received exceptional service and were impressed with the way Securus has used technology to fight crime. I suppose I was impressed because in today’s society this is unfortunately no longer a common occurrence.

 

I took the time to read all of the comments from the officials at the prisons and it quickly became obvious that due to Securus Technologies prisons were becoming safer than they once were. I read emails from law enforcement agents who spoke of new products the company had developed that had become invaluable in a short period of time. I agree with the most common opinion that the safety of society is on the rise due to their efforts. The technology of Securus was directly responsible for corrupt staff members being caught and charged and the use of alcohol and drugs by inmates being discovered and stopped. Although I do not always understand the specifics of the technology they use I know it is working and I must admit I sleep a little better with this knowledge.

 

I was particularly impressed with one email in which Securus was able to hear a conversation between two siblings. The sibling who was a good citizen and had never been in any kind of trouble was being coerced into being told what to say about a shooting. Of course the truth came out after this but I have to wonder if this would have been the case if not for Securus Technologies. I believe it would have ended differently and justice would not have been served. I am just grateful Securus Technologies is there and that they really care.

 

Prison Communication

How We Discover Drugs in the Prison with Securus Technologies

Keeping drugs out of the prison is a huge undertaking, and something we have to work tirelessly at for hours each day of the week. When drugs get into the prison, it can cause a number of problems. If an inmate is high on heroin for example, they can be impossible to contain and may cause harm to a visitor, inmate, or corrections officer. Gang leaders use the drugs to make lower-level gang members in jail have to sell them and kick up that money to the members who don’t want to get their hands dirty.

 

To keep the drugs out of the prison, we have a strong presence in the visitor center where we do a full body search on each visitor as well as scanning them through the x-ray machine. Even with prison time as a deterrent, some will try anything to get the drugs to their family or friends. Inmates in our facility talk about how easy it is to get drugs while incarcerated compared to when they were on the street. We have a real serious problem on our hands.

 

After Securus Technologies installed our updated inmate phone system, the installation team trained my officers to use the LBS software and informed us we could now use the system to easily detect the presence of drugs in the jail. If anyone on the phones talked about anything drug related, the alert feature tips us off immediately.

 

Since using the new system, we have picked up on conversations where inmates were talking about doing drugs in their cells, getting drugs in the mail, meeting with visitors who would pass them drugs, and even details about being ordered to sell drugs for gang leaders. The Securus Technologies system has been instrumental in cutting into our drug problem here at the prison.