Trying to maintain a degree of order in a very dangerous prison can be very difficult for officers when we are not only outnumbered, we have to deal with a steady flow of drugs and weapons on top of that. This puts the inmates in a very powerful position, and trying to keep order has been getting more challenging as the years pass, until we finally got a piece of technology today that changed the game.
Securus Technologies has been key in helping prisons around the country to become safer, all due to their modern inmate telephone call monitoring system. Instead of a bunch of officers sitting in a room listening to inmates talking on the jail phones, the LBS software now scans every second of every call for anything that could be considered a threat. If a conversation is detected concerning drugs, weapons, gangs, fighting, or any type of contraband, alerts are sent to my officers and we take the appropriate action.
Securus Technologies has over a thousand employees and is based in Dallas, and all the team that works there are working towards the objective of making the work safer. The CEO of Securus Technologies, Richard Smith, says his system is already in thousands of jails and helping to reduce violent incidents and keep both inmates and officers safe.
To give you an example as to how the Securus Technologies system and LBS software has made my job as an officer easier, we only need to look at the incidents we intercepted this week alone. One inmate was complaining about being asked to hide and sell drugs for a gang, we took instant action. One inmate was asking his sister to hid her medication in her bra and pass it to him in the visitor center, we met her that day and searched her and confiscated the contraband.