How Securus Technologies Tackles Contraband Cellphones In Prisons

I was surprised to learn that many prisons and jails have a problem with contraband cellphones inside their walls. With these phones, inmates can communicate to criminals in the outside world and do everything from coordinate drug smuggling operations to ordering “hits” on other inmates. Then I heard of this company called Securus Technologies that is doing amazing things to control the unauthorized use of cell phones inside prison walls. This is an innovation that is saving the lives of corrections officers as well as other inmates.

 

So you may be wondering what is Securus Technologies? Well, they are the leading consulting and solutions firms for prisons and jails that want to ensure a safe environment for both staff and inmates. The company can do everything from monitoring phone calls to help stop the flow of contraband into a facility. Today, the company is tackling one of the biggest problems which plaques the corrections system – contraband cellphones.

 

In a recent article, a former corrections officer Robert Johnson documented his near-death experience thanks to a contraband cell phone. And nearly being killed because of a murder ordered on through of these phones, Mr. Johnson decided to work with Securus Technologies to help stop the flow of these phones. However, the job of simply stopping these contraband cellphones in every state would not be easy. That’s because states like Florida prohibit the jamming of cell phone signals. So Securus Technologies had to come up with an innovative technology known as a “wireless containment system” to monitor and manage the flow of cell phone conversations. Now, inmates can now make monitored called on authorized cell phones to friends and family members. This new system allows inmates to stay in contact with the outside world without being able to make calls geared towards criminal activity.

 

Another great story concerning Securus Technologies was their ability to provide free calls to inmates in the state of Louisana during a recent flooding event. The wireless containment system was able to become a safe way for inmates to reach out to family members affected by the floods. I am impressed that Securus Technologies was able to come up with an innovative solution that was able to both benefit the corrections officers as well as the inmates.

 

Our community demands secure corrections facilities. And Securus Technologies is the perfect solution for jails and prisons that want to keep their staff and inmate population safe. The company’s wireless containment system is just one example of how Securus Technologies is making great strides in the world of corrections technology.

 

Dick DeVos Spends His Life Dedicated to Michigan

Dick DeVos was born heir to the Amway corporation in 1955. His father co-founded the wealthy company, making the Devos’ one of the most influential families in the state of Michigan. DeVos graduated from public high school before attending Northwood University. He married Betsy Prince shortly after; the daughter of a highly-influential, Michigan family.

 

 

 

Mr. DeVos began officially working for the Amway Corporation in 1974, though he grew up surrounded by the ‘family business.’ He would go on to become one of the company’s vice presidents, where he would help triple foreign sales. In 1993, he became Amway’s President and expanded its business to more than 50 countries. When the company saw significant restructuring, Dick would stay on for only a few more years before leaving to lead The Windquest Group, an investment management firm that would specialize in technology, manufacturing, and more.

 

 

 

Aside from Dick Devos’ many business ventures and talents, he and his wife Betsy have always been active in both political and philanthropic endeavors. As a politician and activist, Dick started his journey in 2006 when he was elected to the Michigan State Board of Education. He and his wife became champions for the school-voucher crusade: creating scholarships and sponsoring ballot-initiatives to provide more educational choice for families. Dick and Betsy believe that parents should not be restricted to a specific school district because of their financial situation. In 2012, Dick even became the engineer behind a new Michigan law that turned the state into a right-to-work state, where membership to a union is no longer required.

 

 

 

As philanthropists, Dick DeVos and his wife have been ranked as one of the largest charitable contributors in the country. They founded their own organization, the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation, in 1990. This foundation has donated millions of dollars to various artistic, religious, educational, and community organizations. In 2010, Dick even opened the country’s first aviation public charter high school, the West Michigan Aviation Academy. Dick and Betsy have been advocates for their state in various other ways as well, like supporting ArtPrize, committing a substantial amount of money to the Kennedy Center Institute of Arts Management, and offering numerous types of scholarships.

 

 

 

 

Dick DeVos has dedicated his life to the state of Michigan and has been an advocate for its success for decades. In 1991, the city of Grand Rapids proposed a multi-purpose sports and convention area north of downtown. When DeVos caught wind of the idea, he immediately began lobbying against it; seeing this decision as detrimental to the city. Because of his lobbying efforts, the DeVos Place Convention Center, DeVos Performance Hall, City Market, and Michigan State University’s medical school would come to change the skyline forever (and the city with it).

 

 

 

With the state of Michigan thriving better than ever before and more than 24 states using a school-voucher-system, it seems Dick and his wife Betsy have done their job. But they aren’t done just yet.

 

Visit http://dickdevos.com/news/ to learn more.

 

Leading a Full Life: Dr. Saad Saad

Dr. Saad Saad is a man who is living the good life now but it was not always easy for him. He grew up in Palestine and knew early on that he had to work hard to be a success in life. He was born into a big family. He earned his Master’s degree in Egypt and went on from there to live in London and finally the United States. He has always wanted to help children in any way he can. He has also created inventions to advance the course of pediatric surgery in the United States and has two patents for his inventions as well. He also makes sure to go back home to Jerusalem to help the children there. He gives of his time freely to help those that need a doctor’s care the most. He talked with Ideamensch and discussed what makes him a success in his career and a person that everyone should read about.

Dr. Saad Saad was determined to make a success for himself. When he talked about what makes him a success in surgery he follows some strict rules both in and out of the surgery room. The first thing he does is to read the patients file and make sure that the particular procedure is necessary. The second thing he does is to practice the procedure he is going to do to make sure that there are are no complications when the procedure takes place. He makes sure to read the latest textbooks when it comes to more complicated matters. When it comes to the surgery itself he has a strict policy. The first policy he follows is to get a good night’s sleep before the surgery. A good night’s sleep allows him to be focused on the procedure at hand. The second policy is that there is no personal business or talking about personal things once the surgery has started. The final policy is that there is no loud music in the surgery room. With these policies in place, surgeries can be completed more efficiently. That is the way Dr. Saad Saad likes it to be in the surgery room. Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/saad-saad

Dr. Saad Saad also likes to read about people as well. He says that one person everyone should read about is Abraham Lincoln. He was a man who kept this country together during a difficult time in the history of the United States. He thinks he is a remarkable man.

Dr. Saad Saad has retired and stepped away from the surgery room but the impact he has left behind is a tremendous one. He is proof that no matter where you start in life you can be a success if you persevere.

Tony Petrello, CEO of Nabor Industries

Petrello has not mastered the art of charm through language as a politician do, but Petrello is an essential figure in the country. Tony is a reflection of the people who are not credited for the things that they have been able to achieve for the country.

Petrello once the top paid CEO in the country having earned more than sixty-million dollars in 2014 through his roles in the oil company, Nabors. Such success from a top executive leads people typically to either admire or envy but those close to Petrello understand the hard work and determination that has pushed Petrello to his current position.

Wall Street critics have always pointed out the fact that the market employs harsh tactics that end up affecting the main street. Petrello believes in the implementation of moral code while working which would eradicate unfair play in the market. Tony Petrello has directly or indirectly been part of job creation process of over a thousand U.S. residents. Petrello has been a leader in seeking a way to improve lives of Americans.

Tony Petrello has the responsibilities of running an oil company, but this does not mean he did not work to his current position. Petrello came from a simple family and did not get the chance to have world-class teachers or be part of a trust fund. Petrello enjoyed life in the town of Newark which is common for the residents ethic in work in spite of the poor living conditions and the struggles. Petrello was taught from an early stage that there were no shortcuts in life and used most of his free time to study maths. At an early age, Petrello had already grasped the differential calculus concept according to patch.com.

Petrello advanced the pursuit of his goals and later rewarded with a study scholarship to Yale University to study maths. Tony then changed his career and joined the school of law at Harvard University. Petrello married his long college girlfriend but did not settle as he worked in several places before joining Nabor Industry. From a simple start, Petrello has achieved what many people only dream.

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