As a corrections officer working inside the most violent jail in Arizona, above all other things I have to make certain every individual inside this facility is safe. That goes for the inmates, the officers, the prison staff, and the guests. The reason that the jail has become so dangerous is because drug use has exploded in recent years, and overcrowded conditions only add to the element of danger. To maintain some degree of order in this prison, me and my officers must make use of resources designed to prevent violent episodes from every happening.
Securus Technologies is responsible for implementing new inmate call monitoring systems in thousands of jails all over this country. The company may be based in Dallas with 1,000 employees, but has a call monitoring system in over 2,600 jails all over the country. The company has a single objective, making the world a safer place for everyone to live.
The team at Securus Technologies installed our system and got us all familiar with the LBS software, the key to monitoring the inmates as they spoke on the jail phones. Instead of my team needing to designate officers to that call center, now we could all be on the ground tightening up security while the LBS software did its thing.
It wasn’t long after we got the notification the system was online that we saw immediate results. There was an alert about an inmate talking with gang members about an order to take down a rival gang member just admitted to our jail. We separated the players so nothing took place. We were alerted when one inmate tried to tell his elderly father how to get him medication at the visitor center. We were able to confiscate those drugs before the two of them could meet.