When I show up for work at the prison, me and my fellow corrections officers are always looking for ways to make the work environment safer. It would only take a second for an inmate who was high or had a weapon hidden on their person to make serious trouble for me, my officers, my staff, the visitors, and other inmates. To try and keep the peace inside the jail, we have to trust in a few resources that allow us to do our jobs more effectively.
Perhaps one of the biggest concerns we have as corrections officers is the inmates getting their hands on contraband and then using it to put them at the advantage. The inmates already outnumber officers inside the prison, so it is critical that we do not allow this to occur. Despite our searches and scans, these inmates continually will frustrate us by saying they have an easier time getting these things on the inside than they ever did while they roamed the streets.
The most effective resource that we recently added to our arsenal was the Securus Technologies call monitoring system. The system monitors when the inmates are using the prison phone, and the LBS software allows us to be able to be doing other things while it detects any chatter from the inmates on contraband.
Securus Technologies has already been working in 2,600 prison systems, and the company CEO and thousand employees work towards their goal of making this world safer. CEO Richard Smith has given us a resource that has been key in allowing us to make this facility safer for all who are behind these walls. If we get an alert an inmate is talking about contraband, we now have the ability to take proactive measures and make sure it doesn’t happen again.