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Securus Technologies: Making prisons safer

We live in uncertain times, crime and injustices have become the order of the day. How then do we ensure that our public is safe, how do we ensure that crimes against humanity are investigated on, how do we make sure that these wrongs are corrected and monitored? Securus technology offers civil and legal solutions to our questions.

 

Securus Technologies started in 1986. The institution aims at reducing the number of crimes committed in prisons. The establishment prides herself on making society a safer place for us all. Among her products is a system that detects illegally acquired cell phones in correctional facilities. The prison company also offers telephone facilities to the inmates.

 

On the 21st of October last year, the establishment spoke to PR Newswire about their contributions and overflowing positive feedback they have received from their customers over time. The input was through comments from letters and emails sent to them by law enforcement officers distributed all over prisons in the United States.

 

One such comment commended the establishment for helping them solve a prison corruption case. Through Securus Technologies, the facility was able to make use of phone call details of the suspect to acquire a search warrant. The accused was after that arrested and charged with corruption.

 

The second comment came from a correctional officer who, thanks to Securus Technologies, was able to solve drug-related issues and crimes in prison. By monitoring inmate calls, the officers were made aware of alcohol and substance use and supply in the facility. A past case was also cracked thanks to the information found o this monitored calls.

 

The third comment thanked Securus Technologies for providing a platform unto which cases regarding work-related harassment and abuse is investigated.

Prisons are now a little safer for inmates and correctional officers thanks to Securus Technologies.

 

Securus Technologies Helping Hunt Dangerous Criminals

I am part of a police task force that was on the hunt for a very dangerous suspect who just committed another violent crime. Despite this suspect being known throughout the city, he was not shy about committing crimes on a regular basis. The fact he was addicted to heroin only made this an even more trying time because it was a matter of time this suspect couldn’t get a fix and he hurt someone who got in his way. I was told by my superiors that we need to get this suspect off the streets immediately.

 

We tried the traditional route, asking family and friends to come forward with information about the suspect, but even the informants were not willing to put their families safety on the line. Despite knowing where and how he committed these crimes, we were not getting any solid leads that would put us in a position to be able to anticipate his next moves. That was all about to change when we had a little visit at the local jail. We got a tip that the suspect had family in jail, and we thought squeezing them a little could give us the lead we needed.

 

Securus Technologies has their call monitoring system throughout this jail, developed to monitor inmate calls and currently in 2,600 jails, this was a resource we were going to make use of. Since the suspect’s family were interrogated in the jail and wouldn’t talk, we just waited. We knew they would run to the phones, and as predicted, they called our suspect and wanted blood. Lucky for my team, we identified where the calls were to, set up a surveillance team, and took down the suspect the following morning while he was till sound asleep in his bed without any type of incident.