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.