Each day I report for work at the local prison I am more concerned than the day before. The violence in our jail has been escalating recently, due in part to an increased gang presence and the fact these inmates are packed in an overcrowded facility. As tensions increase, the safety for me and my fellow officers decreases. The trouble we have is that not only are we trying to make things safe for officers, I must make sure inmates and their guests are protected from harm too.
Securus Technologies has gained notoriety recently because their inmate call monitoring system has allowed thousands of jails to tighten up their security. The company is based in Dallas and has well over a thousand employees who feel they are making a difference in making the world a safer place for all. The CEO of Securus Technologies, Richard Smith, knows his team is doing everything possible to help officers to get back control in their own facilities.
On any given day, me and my team will start the day by searching various inmate cells to look for any contraband. Then we will spend a considerable amount of time searching the yard for hidden weapons in case they are planted for a pending fight. We do searches of inmates and guests in the visitor center to reduce the likelihood of anything changing hands that could potentially cause harm to others in the jail.
The LBS software has the ability to detect if an inmate is using the phone and talking about drugs. Case in point, one inmate called his brother and asked he sneak his parents prescription medication at the visitor center. We were able to meet the brother before he got into the visitor center and eliminate this from being a serious issue in the jail.