When it comes to keeping our prison safe, me and my fellow corrections officers have to work tirelessly to keep one step ahead of the inmates. They have the advantage of being in the jail around the clock, which means that they can spot weaknesses in the system and exploit them so we have to basically react. We have a few resources we use that enable us to take a more proactive approach to prison safety.
Every day the visitors to our prison are warned they can not being any sort of contraband into this facility. Even with the threat of jail time, they risk it sometimes at the request of the inmates. To that end, we have to basically scan and search every visitor and inmate before and after visits to locate and remove any sort of contraband.
Next, we surprise inmates each day by raiding their cells and looking very thoroughly for anything that should not be in there. It surprises us each time how something as simple as a toothbrush can be molded into a sharp weapon used for piercing the skin of intended targets.
We use the new call monitoring system that Securus Technologies installed for picking up conversations between inmates and those on the outside. The LBS software is a powerful tool that can easily locate chatter on things like drugs and weapons. Once alerted, we listen and take swift action to make sure the facility is as safe as possible.
Securus Technologies has these call systems in over 2,500 prison systems, and the entire company, including the CEO, all work towards the objective of keeping the world safe. We can not even count how many time this year already we have been able to locate and remove dangerous drugs from the inmates all due to the Securus Technologies system.