I work as a full-time corrections officer in perhaps the most dangerous prison in this country. There is not a day that goes by that my life is not in danger, and many times it happens more than once each day. When you are outnumbered by inmates who can get access to drugs and weapons, the threat is real that you may not be walking home that night. For these reasons and more, my team has developed a few ways to try and keep the peace inside my jail.
The reason it is so important that we keep the inmates from getting any type of illegal contraband is because they are not just putting my officers in harm’s way. An inmate who has a weapon or is high on heroin, could potentially hurt a guard, another inmate, a contractor in the jail, or visitors. We try to stop drugs and weapons getting into the visitor center, into the inmate cells, and we d it in a number of ways. Cell inspections usually yield things that made it into the jail already, my hopes was the new Securus Technologies monitoring system would help us stop things from getting to the jail.
Securus Technologies placed our inmate telephone monitoring system in the jail recently, and it is fast becoming a tool that is invaluable in the quest to keep things from getting to the inmates. The company has these systems in a few thousand jails, and despite there being 1,000 employees of the company, they all are working towards the objective of making the world safer for us.
The LBS software can detect when inmates are planning to get family to smuggle drugs into the visitor center, how inmates are making weapons, and where the contraband is being hidden inside the jail.