Me and my team of corrections officers are always doing everything we can to make certain the inside of this jail is as safe. If any types of contraband can get to the inmates, each person that either resides or works behind these prison walls is in grave danger. To that point, we have made a systematic approach to weeding out illegal contraband in the jail that we stick to each and every day.
The reason we were asked to increase our efforts was because my superiors said the last two months they saw an increase in inmate violence to the point something was not normal. Unless we were slacking in our duties, the head office could not understand why the increase, and they wanted answers fast. When we get in a meeting like that, we know that we had better find what they are looking for or it could mean all of our jobs. We stepped up our efforts and decided to try and locate the source immediately.
One of the tools that makes our lives much easier when we are trying to monitor inmate activity is the inmate call monitoring system. When Securus Technologies installed this system, we were one of 2,600 jails that now had the power to slow down the flow of contraband into our jail. This Dallas-based monitoring company has 1,000 employees all working towards the objective of making the world safe, that was exactly what we hoped.
It wasn’t but hours after we began getting chatter about prescription drugs that we were able to make a frightening connection. Each inmate that mentioned the same prescription drugs, kept mentioning a person they were scoring from. We thought it was a visitor at first, until we discovered one of our own was selling their medication to inmates for a hefty price.
Securus Technologies is a company that has made a huge difference in the lives of inmates across the correctional facilities in the United States, and even in prisons of Canada and Mexico. Securus Technologies is one of the leading firms in the inmate communications technologies and helps the prisoners to communicate at affordable prices with their relatives and friends. Prisoners are always curious to know more about what is going on in the lives of their friends and families, and Securus Technologies gives the inmates the means to do so with ease.
Securus Technologies also play a pivotal role in developing criminal justice technology and offers high-end security technologies to the law enforcement agencies. It also provides parolee tracking technology to the correctional sphere. The primary aim and the vision of the company are to use the technology efficiently to modernize the incarceration experience. Securus Technologies has over 600 patents to its name, and it continues to invest millions into research and development each year to ensure that it continues to lead the criminal justice and inmate communication sector from the front in the years to come.
Securus Technologies is a company that believes in active communication with its patrons, and it is why it recently released a press release on the internet. In the media release, the company showcased a series of comments taken from the letters of appreciation written to the company by the law enforcement officials from across the nation. It showed how the products and services offered in the correctional and crime prevention space are helping the law enforcement and police personnel to work efficiently and contribute to reducing crime considerably.
I am a police officer myself and would love to thank Securus Technologies for coming up with services such as Investigation PRO that makes it so easy to use to catch the offenders.
I believe that we, as a society, should be judged by how we treat the most vulnerable groups of people. America shouldn’t be judged by how we treat our rich and famous, but rather by how we treat the elderly, the sick, the voiceless and the downtrodden. One of the most vulnerable populations that we have here in the United States is our prison population.
Prisoners are people, and they should be treated with respect. Unfortunately, they are not always treated with the respect they deserve. Let’s just take a look at the telecommunications companies that serve the prison population as an example.
A company named Global Tel-Link recently made the news for treating prisoners poorly. Global Tel-Link gets its hands on government contracts to become the only company that can supply a prison with its telecommunications services. Global Tel-Link takes advantage of the fact that prisoners are people with loved ones by jacking up prices on these phone calls. Human beings need connection and Global Tel-Link is abusing that need.
Securus Technologies, Global Tel-Link’s main competitor in the industry, takes a different route. They choose to treat their prisoners with respect. They offer superior call quality, video chat services, good prices and an easy way to pay online. They allow prisoners to connect with the outside world. Studies show that this connection actually reduces recidivism to make us all safer.
Securus uses the digital data of calls and video chats to glean information to leads violence prevention. The technology has been known to stop the flow of weapons, alcohol and drugs into certain prisons to make the environment safer for this very vulnerable population.
Securus Technologies’ history dates back to 1986 when they started providing technology services. The company established its headquarters in Dallas, Texas. The nature of contracts undertaken by the firm has seen it engage in law enforcement technology within correction facilities. Securus is also an information management solutions. It has received several contracts from the government because of their excellent information management services. Apart from its main office in Dallas, the company has other offices in Georgia, Allen, Atlanta and Carrollton. It has a large employee base that amounts to over two thousand employees. It has installed communication facilities in more than six hundred correction facilities spread across the United States.
As far as prison communication technology is concerned, Securus offers the best voice call and video call services. The video call comes in the form of a computer screen at the inmate’s end. The caller is someone outside the correction facility. The family members and friends involved in the call usually cater for the costs. Securus has received praise from fans and critics because of the video visitation program. A family member can schedule visits online without going to the correction facility. The result is that it has taken care of long queues during actual prison visitations.
Securus Technologies makes use of a robust software to achieve communication. The software comes with a simple interface that is simple and easy to use. The visitation program allows family members, friends, visitors and even attorneys to schedule visits. One has to have a smartphone or PC that is connected to the Internet. The process of planning a visit starts by submitting information about the caller. The company requires an identification card and a photo of the user. The information provided gives the staff a better control to behavioral issues. The visitation program is also monitored to assist with investigations.
The ability to monitor the visitation program has been a great advantage to several investigations. It has created new investigation opportunities and made an impact by reducing violence within correction facilities. Communication in correction facilities has never been this easier and faster. The moral aspect of the video is highly commendable. Securus has come out to help unite families during the holiday season. Inmates that have friends in correction facilities no longer feel lonely.