Inside inmate holding facilities yearly, many crimes are being committed. Some of those crimes are committed by inmates against other inmates while some cases involve inmate staff. Through the work of Securus Technologies, more knowledge is being acquired about what is happening behind the walls of the jail.
In one specific case, inmates were acquiring contraband and the involvement of staff were at the front of the case. By listening to recordings of phone calls, the inmates and inmate staff were arrested for the involvement of the contraband inside the jail. The goal in this case was to find the person bringing the items into the jail and to remove the person doing it.
In other cases, jails were finding the increase of drugs and alcohol within the jail walls. The inmates were also caught with cell phone devices and an abundance of money that was being transferred to specific inmates. By listening to phone calls and obtaining search warrants, the inmates involved and others are indicated and charged for the selling of the drugs, bringing them into the jails with other charges.
For more than a decade, the correctional facilities have been learning new ways, new methods and new products to use to keep crime low inside of those facilities. The business is always on the lookout for ways to improve the safety for everyone who is behind those walls.
By assessing each case and forming evidence trails, more people are tried and convicted for the crimes that take place inside the holding facilities. The investigative tools that are used to conduct the investigations help to bring awareness to the crimes. Without the right tools and knowledge, crimes inside of holding facilities will continue to occur. Once each facility is given the right tools, they are able to find a way to put a stop to the crimes happening inside of the jail walls.
Securus Technologies not only makes prisoners and correctional facilities secured, but they are also working hard to improve the lives of their prisoners. One of the ways to achieve it is by providing them with education so that they can live a normal life outside once they are released and are employable. It is seen that prisoners who spend time on getting a degree while in prison are more likely to get a stable job once they complete their sentence. Inmates who do not get some education while in prison end up back in jail within three years of being released. Since the prisoners have to adapt to the life outside of the inmates and need to have stable health and mindset to keep a job and a family, education helps them learn these skills.
Securus Technologies is the first company to introduce tablet-based education initiative in prisons and have been quite successful so far. The company allows the inmates to download books and enroll in courses to receive real degrees while in prison. While this service is available in a few prisons till now, the company is looking to extend it to most others within a short period. I was lucky enough to be in a prison where they had just introduced the online courses and would not have been happy.
I earned a degree and am working full-time for a real estate company. I make a decent amount of money that allows me to take care of myself and my family. I would have never thought that I would be able to make use of my time in prison and do something that will be with me for the rest of the time. The prison officials were also helpful when it came to helping me learn how to use the tablet for my course.
With the reviews coming out on Securus Technologies Crime Prevention Software, I can only stand impressed. In an article on PR Newswire, law enforcement agencies from around the country who use the system told of real situations in which the systems in which Securus Technologies implements helped agencies to solve crimes or prevent other criminal activity from happening. An agency whose focus is monitoring detainee’s communication, while on parole or in prison, Securus is one of the largest companies specializing in this field, providing service to a number of crime-prevention agencies around the country. Headquartered in Dallas Texas, the company employees approximately 1,300 people, and holds numerous patents on technology with the industry. CEO Richard A. Smith commented about the company’s innovative approach, stating that the company develops something to help law enforcement about “once a week on average.” The success of the company is without question, as seen by the comments of clients on PR Newswire. From phone calls recorded that help catch corrupt staff members to reporting data that helps agencies take certain actions that affect their response time and productivity, Securus is a catalyst for law enforcement to fulfill their duties to the fullest. For anyone that needs these type of security measures and technologies, I would highly recommend Securus Technologies for the excellent innovations in the field of crime prevention.
Securus Technologies, the global leader in prison communications, has recently made the final round of the much coveted Stevie Awards, a yearly award given to the top companies in the U.S. in customer service and satisfaction. Their nomination for the final three spots means that Securus will, at a minimum, walk away with a Bronze Award. This remarkable feat comes on the heels of a decade of second-guessing by the company’s critics, many of whom were misinformed or had ulterior motives. But Securus has been largely vindicated, not just by the recognition and respect of its industry peers, but by that ultimate test: the phenomenal success of its products in the marketplace.
Weak claims by weak minds
Many of Securus’ most vocal critics could aptly be described as shills. They’re hacks planted by competing organizations or by groups who have an irrational, primitive hatred of law, order and Western Civilization as a whole. But there have been some claims which have merit, however tenuous.
For example, in a number of cases, inmates, particularly in Southern jails, were being charged amounts to make outgoing phone calls that could only be described as exorbitant. Securus, as the telephone services provider, often took the blame for these instances of price gouging. However, what the critics fail to mention is that those same jails were forcing Securus to pay up-front fees for the mere privilege of being that jail’s service provider. In some cases, these fees amounted to $5 a day per inmate or more. Such high costs of doing business led to outsize fees that were not consistent with national market rates.
But, in most of these instances, the warden himself was under pressure, imposed by the county where he worked, to make the local jail completely self-sufficient. Thus, what appeared to be a corrupt, venal practice by a rapacious corporation was actually the handiwork of democracy itself.