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.