One of my duties as a corrections officer in a crowded and dangerous prison is to try and keep all contraband out of the hands of the inmates. Even a small amount of illegal drugs could allow the inmates to become violent to the point that they are a danger to themselves, other inmates, officers, and even the visitors. We do have a number of resources we use each day to try and slow down the flow of drugs into our facility.
The first thing we do each day is surprise cell inspections all out the jail. The inmates have no idea if we are coming back in a day, week, or month, we mix up those inspections around the jail. The we focus on the visitor center, hoping to intercept anything that is passed from the people on the outside to the inmates. We even take great efforts to check all the mail coming into the jail for any traces of drugs.
One other resource that we have in our attempts to rid the jail of contraband is the inmate telephone monitoring service that was installed by Securus Technologies. The company objective is simple, making the world safe for everyone, and we trust they know what they are doing. The LBS software is capable of being able to detect chatter on any subject, so we use it daily to scan for anything related to drugs in our facility.
Once we understood how the software operated, it was easy to pick up chatter on certain drug-related terms. We get hits daily now concerning inmates talking about drugs being brought into the visitor center, where they hide drugs, even how drugs can be turned to liquid and used to coat letters that are mailed to inmates. Each instance, we simply send a team to take care of the issue and move on.
Securus is a technology company with its headquarters in Atlanta Georgia. The company is also found in other major cities like Texas and Dallas. Founded in 1986 as an American for profit, prison Technology Company, Securus currently houses over 1,000 employees and an approximate 2,600 contractors. Of interest to note also is that Securus majors in patents, technologies as well as acquisitions. A case in point is the $600 investment made by Securus in 2016.
Securus technologies has steadily expanded its scale of operation. In the year 2004, the two popular corrections market companies, Evercom and T-Netix merged. As a result Securus later acquired its first international brand in 2007.
The company offers a range of products and services. Just to mention a few, Securus came up with a system that controls the contraband systems. In 2016, its Access Solutions received approval in over five correction facility departments. Securus also partnered with Harris Corporation in 2016. Earlier 2017 the company announced its solution in wireless containment.
Securus was among most companies that served the inmates in the United States of America. Indeed, Securus is among the leading companies that facilitates both criminal and civil justice technologies. This ensures public safety, corrections, investigations and monitors against crimes. Consequently, this leads to a better and safer working environments of operation. In view of this, the company releases, new services every week. These services aim at solving and preventing crimes.
Most correctional facilities therefore rely on the legal information provided by Securus. Most important, the cases of harassment by the law enforcing bodies have also declined. This as a result has helped to curb mistreatment that was rather common in the recent past.