I am employed in a state prison as a guard, and I can tell you first hand how invaluable a service Securus Technologies has provided our facility. To start, our jail has become one of the most violent in all of California, mostly due to the increase in gang population over the last decade. These gangs think they run the prison, and they try to rule with an iron fist and make examples of those who do not comply, including the police.
My superiors have realized over the last few years that officers need help because the gang population continues to explode. Each time younger offenders reach are jail and are recruited, the gangs get stronger. The only things we can do to try and turn things around is limit access to weapons and drugs, to help keep the inmates from being in a more dominant position.
In the past, the only way that we could do this was to scan inmates and guests and the visitor center for contraband. If we could stop guests from bringing things to the jail and inmates from bringing those items to their cells, we could reduce violent episodes in the prison. That was all about to change when we reached out to Securus Technologies to update our jail phone system.
Securus Technologies makes telephone monitoring systems that are software driven, allowing my team of officers to be able to get back on the front lines instead of being stuck in a room listening to phone calls all day. If the LBS software picks up on conversations related to illegal activity, the alert goes out and now we are in a very unique position to be able to get ahead of the trouble.
With the help of Securus Technologies, violence has significantly dropped in our facility over the last six months.