Each day I put on my uniform and head to work at the local prison is an adventure to say the least. These inmates have developed some very unique ways to acquire drugs and make weapons, and if we turn our back for a second, we could be on our way to the emergency room. To keep things as safe as possible, my team relies heavily on technology to maintain order.
One thing we do each day is scan both inmates and guests through a device that can detect anything illegal on their person. If the items are not found, then they can easily get into the general population and make trouble for anyone behind the prison walls. We even follow-up on these scans with cell inspections throughout the day. If we do find anything, it is quickly taken out of the hands of the inmates.
When Securus Technologies presented us with their inmate call monitoring system, we were not even close to realizing how vital an asset this piece of software would be in our efforts to make our jail safer for inmates, officers, staff, and even the guests. Securus Technologies has their call monitoring system in a few thousand jails already, and the company CEO says they plan more this year. The employees of that company all have one objective in mind, making this world safer for each of us.
Once the system was in place and running, we have been able to finally maintain a degree of order unlike recent years. If the LBS software detects inmates talking about drugs, we can move in. If the software detects information about fighting or weapons, we can separate the parties. Being able to take proactive measures has really changed the ways the inmates even consider doing any illegal behind bars.