The job of a corrections officer is nothing to take for granted. Unlike the majority of jobs in the world, none compare to being locked inside a facility where you are outnumbered by violent inmates 5:1, and where these inmates have the potential to cause serious bodily harm in a flash. When I leave my home and my family each day to report to the jail to work as a guard, I know it could be my last. That being said, we have discovered a way that we can keep everyone safer in the jail from a source you may not realize.
Securus Technologies has changed the way that officers can maintain safety inside the jail. In the past, we had to designate officers to sit in a room and listen to the inmates talking on the jail phones. Not only was this a time consuming process where officers could have been utilized elsewhere, it was not an exact science. Securus Technologies developed a software that is able to scan all the calls and listen to chatter and alert officers the second anything related to drugs, contraband, weapons, or anything we program.
Securus Technologies has their inmate call security systems in thousands of jails around the country to date, and now we are added to that growing list. Thousands of employees all working to one objective, making the world safer, how could be go wrong siding with this company. It wasn’t long after we had the system up and running that we got to see how things took a huge change for the better.
Day one, the system picked up on an inmate begging his siblings to try and sneak prescription drugs to him at the visitor center. When one agreed, we met her at the gate and eliminated that threat.