Securus Technologies and the Fight Against Drugs

Drugs inside of a prison are a deadly combination for all who are behind those prison walls. One inmate who is getting high can potentially put other inmates, prison staff, corrections officers, and visitors all in harm’s way. Me and my fellow officers dedicate a lot of time each day to fighting the war on drugs, and we have developed a number of ways to try to slow down if not stop drugs from winding up in the hands of our inmates.

 

One thing my team does each day is check the mail for any traces of drugs. Inmates have developed some very creative ways to hide drugs in letters, including coating the paper in the liquid-form drug, so they can eat it after they read it and get the high they are looking for. We even listen very closely to when the inmates are using the phones, to try to identify when they are talking about drugs, giving us the chance to take quick action to try to eliminate any threats.

 

When we found out that Securus Technologies was working to update our call monitoring system, we knew we would finally be able to get a real hold on this drug problem. The CEO of Securus Technologies and his 1,000 employees are dedicating their time to making the world safe, and with systems in over two-thousand jails, we knew we had something powerful now at our disposal.

 

We could now allow the LBS software monitor calls while we pursued other areas of the jail for drugs. When the software detected chatter about drugs, we get the alert and are able to spring into action fast. If the inmates talk about using, hiding, or possessing drugs, we are able to isolate the call and take the needed action to make the jail safe.

 

What I’ve Learned About Securus Technologies Use of Technology

I recently had the opportunity to learn about Securus Technology and how they use their technology to solve as well as prevent crimes. Securus Technology, based in Dallas, Texas, is a provider of criminal and civil justice technology to law enforcement throughout the United States. The company specializes in monitoring, corrections, public safety, and assisting in the investigation of crimes. There has been a sample of redacted letters and emails released about Securus Technologies that I recently went through.

One of the letters went into detail about how the company’s assistance led to a search warrant being issued for a staff member suspected of corruption due to phone calls that Securus Technology provided to investigators. As a result, the suspect was arrested on a charge of introduction of contraband. Another email I read came from a correctional facility who has been relying on the company’s tech solutions for over ten years and praised them for helping to revolutionalize the incarceration environment as well as improve public safety. In other praise of Securus Technology by the corrections community, I saw a user say how because of Securus Technologies they were able to collect information about one of their inmate’s alcohol and drug selling in addition to other crimes.

I found that Securus Technology recently attained a rating of A+ with the Better Business Bureau, their best rating, which was detailed in this article – P475. The company also acquired JPay Inc. two years ago in order to expand their ability to accept electronic payments and prison emails as well as provide educational and entertainment apps to prisoners throughout the United States.

A merrier Christmas to families from Securus Technologies.

The family is a vital part of all humanity. It feels lonely when they are out of your reach especially during the festive seasons. It is frustrating for prisoners who can’t interact with their loved ones. They feel they can’t share the happiness and joy that comes with the season. It is often painful not to share moments like opening gifts, eating together, or seeing them regularly. Fortunately, Securus has strived to come up with a solution for people that experience this.

 

Securus Technologies is a Dallas – American company that deals in prisoner technology among other services. It offers communication services for the inmates in the correction facilities. They recently introduced the Video Visitation software. It creates memorable moments for inmates that they will live to appreciate for a long time. The video visitation software enables the staff to control the scheduled visits. The tiring long queues in the prisons by the family members are eradicated. I feel this software also allows them to keep in touch throughout the holiday seasons.

 

In their video titled “Securus Family communication during Christmas,” we see an imprisoned father calling his son. Through the video call, the son can interact with the father and share special moments. He is there for his son and witnesses him opening his Christmas gift. The family bond is preserved during this Christmas season. Children can interact with the parents, and husbands contact their wives. This software allows family members to schedule visits during the available time slots. It enables a secure and safe visitation method. Also, it’s less expensive compared to in-person charges per visit.

 

I find this software by Securus technologies as highly suitable. I would gladly encourage families with incarcerated members to use it as it would benefit them. It offers great quality video that promotes families to keep in touch. It’s a valuable asset especially during this Christmas season where families share and create memories together. Securus continues to help families and stay true to their motto of connecting what matters. Securus expands its technology day by day. The company has a strong team of technology experts. The team focuses on coming up with solutions for communication and security in correction facilities.