Those who have never stepped foot inside a prison could never imagine what types of dangerous conditions really exist. The jails today are overcrowded, their is wide-spread drug use, and gangs have completely taken over the way violence is handed out. My job as a corrections officer is not to just ensure the safety of the inmates, but to ensure the entire prison staff is out of harm’s way.
Each day my team of officers are using a variety of resources to maintain order in our facility. The first is scanning devices in the jail visitor center that can detect if a guest or inmate is in possession of anything they should not be carrying inside our facility. We will even use drug-sniffing dogs to search cells throughout the day and uncover the things the inmates want to keep out of our reach.
Up until recently, we used to use an outdated call monitoring system to listen to the inmates talking on the phone. With the help of Securus Technologies, we have made the leap into the future and now allow the LBS software to scan hundreds of calls and isolate conversations that need attention.
The Securus Technologies company has been producing state-of-the-art monitoring systems for years, and the entire staff and CEO of the company are dedicated to making this world a little safer. The new telephone monitoring system is already installed in thousands of jails, and now we have the opportunity to make our facility that much safer.
If inmates are requesting family sneak items into the visitor center, we can remove those guests from the facility before the interaction takes place. If inmates are talking about drug use or hurting one another, we have the ability to get into position and stop the treat before someone gets hurt.