Keeping order in prison is getting harder each year as overcrowding conditions are really pushing these facilities to their limits. Each time more inmates are added to a jail, it stretches prison staff to have to work harder to maintain order. I work in a prison in Arizona that has more gang members that any other facility, and these inmates live for the chance to hurt officers. My team has to really work hard to maintain a degree of order so everyone behind these walls is safe.
Securus Technologies has been an important part of our efforts to maintain order, they are responsible for updating our inmate call monitoring system in the jail. The system can easily scan every call the inmates are making, and it will alert my team if anything needs addressing. The company already has this monitoring system up and running in 2,500 different jails around this country, and it has been successful at helping drive down violence in these facilities. Richard Smith, CEO of Securus Technologies, says his entire staff is dedicated to the objective of keeping the world safe.
Now that me and my fellow officers have been taught how to use the LBS software, we started to see the benefits on day one. It wasn’t long after the call monitoring system was installed, one inmate was overheard talking to his elderly father about sneaking drugs through the visitor center. We found out another inmate was making weapons and hiding them in the yard for a potential attack. We even discovered one inmate was being forced by gang leaders to accept drugs and then sell them to other inmates to kick up to the gang so they could continue business without incident.
Now we take swift action the second the LBS software alerts my team of any potential troubles.