I have been working as a corrections officer in the local prison for many decades, and this year we have seen an explosion in drug use like at no other time. The inmates brag about how easy it is for them to get just about any type drug, and that is a poor reflection on me and my staff. In the past, we had a few things we could do each day to try and slow down the flow of drugs inside the jail.
Every day, we take the drug-sniffing dogs through the jail and stop at any cells where they detect a hint of drugs. We do this without any warning, and even though the inmates find this annoying, it does help to slow down the flow of drugs in the jail. We have a team of officers check the mail to be sure no one is trying to mail drugs to the inmates too. We set up searches inside the visitor center and check the inmates and they guests several times to make sure no one is exchanging anything that should not be in the hands of the inmates.
This year we got a new resource to help in the fight against drugs in the jail. Securus Technologies updated our inmate call monitoring system that we had been using to listen to inmates on the jail phone. The company is based out of Dallas, has 1,000 dedicated employees, and currently has the same inmate monitoring systems in over 2,400 prisons around this country.
The LBS software will now alert corrections officers if inmates say certain verbiage. We now can spring to action the minute an inmate is talking on the phone about hiding their drugs, using drugs, selling drugs, or buying drugs from other inmates throughout his facility.
Companies operating in the inmate communication industry such as Securus Technologies are mostly known for connecting inmates with their loved ones. However, little is known about the significant positive impact made by such companies in incarceration facilities. Securus Technologies, an inmate communications provider, revealed how helpful their services have been over the years by revealing several facility customer comments. The comments touched on how utilizing technology has not only helped to solve but also prevent crimes, especially inmate-on-inmate crimes.
To show the impact of its technology in prisons and jails, Securus displayed a sample of comments from emails and letters received from different facility officials. This revelation by Securus’ CEO showed the company’s commitment to make jails and prisons safer and better for both inmates and the staff.
Securus unveiled that it has thousands of emails and letters regarding what it develops and how it has contributed to the safety of inmates, parolees and their families. According to Richard Smith, integrating safety into the company’s functions makes up Securus’ DNA. In fact, he expressed the company’s honor to serve and protect society, especially inmates and their loved ones.
Shedding Light on Securus Technologies
Securus Technologies is a Dallas, Texas-based company that is devoted to providing leading criminal and civil justice technology solutions. These solutions are aimed at not only improving public safety but also modernizing the incarceration experience. For this reason, thousands of corrections, law enforcement and public safety agencies depend on Securus Technologies for simple, powerful, and secure technology solutions that are user-friendly and accessible. In addition, Securus maintains a reputation as the number one innovator in the industry with over 140 patents issued and 90 others pending.
Securus Technologies is a communication firm that has mainly specialized in offering services to correctional facilities in the United States. The operations of the enterprise are run from its headquarters in Dallas, Texas. The company currently has a broad customer base of 3450 institutions that have over 1.2 million prisoners. The focus of its services is correcting, public safety, investigation, and monitoring. It has been connecting the inmates and their loved ones. Securus recently offered a press statement to correct various reports that GTL had issued in the past. GTL published a lot of allegations that are considered as misleading and untrue. Securus, therefore, decided to react to the claims by offering factual information that elucidates the information that was released by its rival.
The CEO of Securus, Richard A. Smith, believes that GTL as a company understands the costs that incurred in addressing patent litigations. The cases consume millions of dollars, and they take years to be concluded. He requested to know if the GTL’s “scorched earth” lawsuit would have a positive impact on the firm and the virtuousness of its financial activities. Securus will keep offering responses to the misleading claims of its competitor and also affirm its patents. Mr. Smith believes that the methods that GTL is using in handling issues are ineffective since Securus Technologies is a more established enterprise that has a wide patent portfolio.
Richard also offered a statement about the latest information that GTL provided to the press. He said that he would like to welcome its competitor to a technology challenge at any time. According to him, his company has been offering opportunities to GTL to proof the potential of its products. The firm has not taken on the encounter, and it has been offering many press reports. GTL has not offered any statement on Securus’ corrections.