At the prison that I work, gang violence has been on the rise in recent years. Me and my fellow officers work hard to try and lessen the threats, but we are outnumbered by the inmates 5:1 and they certainly have the luxury of time on their side. Being in the jail 24-hours a day allows these inmates to spot flaws in the system and then exploit them, and that means getting illegal contraband into their cells right under our noses.
To try and curb gang violence in our prison, Securus Technologies was authorized to install a new inmate call system that would help us to get ahead of the problem. We trust this company and all 1,000 employees because the have a reputation for working towards one goal, keeping the world safer for all. The CEO of Securus Technologies, Rick Smith, says his Dallas-based company is doing everything they can to increase safety in the jail, and we were eager to see if it could help in our situation.
Gang violence has been on the rise in our jail due in part to inmates being able to easily get their hands on weapons and drugs. We knew they were acquiring the items at the visitor center, but despite thorough searches, we could never completely eliminate the flow into the jail. Once the inmate call monitoring system was installed, we quickly learned how to work the LBS software and go to work.
Soon after the training sessions, that first month was a windfall for officers. We discovered conversations where gang members were talking about selling prescription drugs to other gangs in jail. We uncovered information on gang members showing up as visitors to pass to inmates. We were even able to locate exactly where these drugs were hidden inside the inmate’s cells.
The current prison system within the United States is not without its problems, some of the problems are to be expected of a system designed to incarcerate all those that have been deemed too dangerous for society among others, though tackling the issue of prison safety and order has been on the forefront of one companies agenda. Securus Technologies provide prison facilities with inmate communication solutions designed specifically to be utilized within the prison system. Though the actions and efforts of Securus Technologies are well beyond that of a normal telecommunications company. Instead of solely focusing on selling their services and products to turn a profit, the company has taken a look at the larger picture to take a hard look at the potential for crime prevention utilizing their communications systems. Their clients across the country have noticed the potential as well and have taken to the internet to voice their praise for the company.
Securus Technologies Aids Prison Systems in Crime Prevention
Prison officials utilizing one of Securus Technologies services have been able to use the systems to prevent a significant amount of crimes from taken place within their prison walls. The prison system, although created to rehabilitate convicted criminals in an effort to prevent them from becoming re-offenders, has the inherent challenge of preventing those who have already displayed a propensity for criminal activities from engaging in the very behavior that resulted in incarceration in the first place. No easy feat but using Securus Technologies communications solutions prison facilities have recorded an increase in the amount of crime prevented as well as an increase in a number of convictions of elusive criminals.
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