Working as a corrections officer is a very dangerous, stressful, and eventful job, and I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else. Not knowing what each day will bring is part of the excitement of working in a prison, but that is only if I can maintain a certain degree of safety while on the job. Lately, the conditions in our state prison have gotten worse and my team of officers have been the target of violent outbursts. Luckily for my crew, the superiors in our facility have already made contact with a company that developed an inmate telephone call monitoring system that leveled the playing field.
Securus Technologies has already placed this same monitoring system in 2,589 prisons across the country, and these facilities are seeing a huge downturn in violence towards officers, guests, and staff. When the team at this company says they are dedicated to making the world safer, they are not fooling around. The LBS software developed to run the monitoring system works around the clock while my team is back on the floor making sure nothing is out of order.
Since the new phone monitoring system was installed in our facility, we have been able to get in front of dangerous issues and eliminate many of the violent outbursts. There was one inmate calling his sister and telling her how another inmate has drugs mailed to him by coating the paper with the drug in liquid form. Now we check ever letter and test them before the inmates get their mail. One inmate tried to take an order from his gang members on the street concerning a hit on a rival gang member, we stopped the issue before it could happen.
Securus Technologies hopes to drop issues like this in more jails around the country this year too.