While I have never been to prison, or had any contact with anyone who has, but I appreciate the level of security being provided within prison walls. I recently read an article that made me understand just how high of security was needed. The security discussed in the article related to the type of security I never imagined would be needed. I had always believed that the threats inside prisons were mostly related to drugs and gangs. However, I recently realized that cell phones are the latest type of contraband being smuggled into prisons.
Securus is the largest provider of technology that is keeping prisons safe. The company provides solutions that seek out contraband cell phones, disable the wireless on contraband cell phone and also provide services that track the location of those cell phones. Securus Technologies is the largest provider of security technology inside of prisons in all of North America. The company is the leader in the field of in-prison technology.
The article consisted of specific example showcasing how Securus Technologies had helped eradicate crime inside various prisons.
First, by using Securus Technologies cell phone monitoring, one correctional institute was able to monitor a series of calls between a prison employee and inmates. The calls revealed that the employee was corrupt and was smuggling in contraband items and drugs to the inmates. These findings allowed the prosecution to obtain an arrest warrant for that employee.
Another testimonial discussed how a Sheriff’s Office used Securus Technologies’ Location Based Services to track down stolen drugs and weapons. The Sheriff’s Office eventually found over $1 million in stolen goods.
Another discussed how Securus’ technology could be utilized to get to the bottom of what really happened when there was a harassment complaint by an inmate to an employee or another inmate.