As a corrections officer in a Colorado prison, I can tell you firsthand that the violence in our facility has reached the point where every person behind the walls need to watch out. The reason is definitely due to overcrowded conditions, forcing inmates who don’t get along to sleep together in a cell meant for two is becoming a problem. These inmates are lashing out the only way they know how, and the violence is not trickling down to officers and guests too. When the problem reached a tipping point, we reached out to Securus Technologies to see if they could help us to get our facility back under control.
Securus Technologies was key in me and my fellow officers feeling confident again that we could get back the control that the inmates were taking. The company is based in Texas, and Rick Smith, company chairman and CEO, says his 1,100 employees are all committed to making the world a better and safer place. The call monitoring system they developed allows officers to be able to hear what inmates are saying when they use the jail phones, and that gives us a chance to stop trouble in its tracks.
If an inmate thinks that they can call family and have drugs brought in on visiting day, we make sure everything is confiscated. If an inmate brags about buying, using, or selling drugs in our jail, his cell is turned upside down until we find the contraband. If an inmate is discussing gang issues and we find out about a hit on a rival member, we can get in position before the incident happens and eliminate any chance of anyone being hurt. The jail has gotten safer days after we began using the system.
Securus Technologies, a detainee telecommunications company recently conducted a review of what customers thought of incorporating technology into their operations and the success rate of the process. According to the company’s president and executive officer Richard Smith, the sole purpose of the organization is to offer safe and secure surroundings for the public. Many reviews I read were received from the customers however the respondents were anonymous. The respondents’ reviews were significantly positive.
I noted some of the customers acknowledged the company’s system for enabling the capturing of a crook staff that snuck contraband to a correctional facility. The information gotten from the taping system used by Securus Technologies has helped gather evidence against suspects and also pending investigations. The services offered by Securus Technologies have facilitated monitoring process of contraband in detention centers. More so, monitor the activities in cells while checking for any illegal activities that may be dangerous. Investigative tools provided by Securus Technologies have boosted the prison security system while the collaboration of the Investigation Pro and LBS services possibly will enable Securus Technologies to take the lead as the best phone provider in correctional facilities.
Securus Technologies is a telecommunication company providing services to more than 45 states across the nation. This enterprise has also expanded its reach to international countries in Canada, Mexico, and the District of Columbia. Offering its services to approximately 2600 facilities with a total of 140,000 inmates the company has its main offices in Dallas, Texas.
The company has regional offices in Atlanta, Georgia and two additional offices in Texas. Its scope of services includes providing communication information management, biometric analysis, public information, and emergency response, inmate self-service and monitoring products to attain safety worldwide. Since its establishment in 1986, Securus Technologies has provided both patrol tracking and data management techniques to its clients.