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September 28, 2017

Securus Technologies Protecting Those Who Serve

Each day that I show up for work at the local prison, me and my fellow corrections officers know we have to be on our game or we risk serious injury. Inmates in our prison are packed into their cells like sardines, and when those tensions flare, they often lash out at the only authority figures within arms reach. Despite me trying to show these inmates respect, they are reacting to the system and using me and my team as the punching bags.

 

Part of the reason we have so many violent outbursts inside our facility is because of the increased drug use. With a huge gang population behind bars, these inmates have connections inside and out of the jail, making accessing the drugs easier than it would be if they were simply on the streets again. Stopping this flow of drugs is priority one, and we do so in a number of ways each day. Part of my daily routine includes setting up a station in the visitor center where we do a physical search of every guest and inmate, ensuring nothing illegal is changing hands.

 

We also do cell inspections each day, searching every inch of those living quarters for anything drug related. We used to listen to the inmates on the phones too, but Securus Technologies has made that job easier for us. They installed a monitoring system to listen to the calls, and the LBS software detects certain chatter and alerts my team so we can take action instantly instead of always trying to anticipate issues.

 

Securus Technologies is based out of Dallas Texas, has over one thousand employees, and the team and CEO Richard Smith, are all dedicated to trying to make our world just a little safer. That system has made my job easier and is helping protect the lives of my officers.