Joe Fagan

Former Soccer Star, Now Soccer Fan


October 02, 2017

How Officers Come to Depend on Securus Technologies

When I show up for work at the local prison, me and my fellow officers know that the only way that we are going to be coming home safe is if we have each other’s back. We even make use of many resources at the prison to help ensure our safety, but none have been as effective at curbing violence like that of the Securus Technologies inmate call monitoring system.

 

Securus Technologies has been the leader in call monitoring systems for many years, and CEO Richard Smith says his company already has thousands of these systems up and running in prisons around the country. This Dallas-based company currently employs over a thousand, and all have the commitment to work toward a single objective of making the world a safer place for everyone to live.

 

In the past, my team of officers would have to do physical searches of inmates and guests to keep contraband out of the hands of the inmates. We would even descend upon their cells each day for surprise inspections to look for things like weapons or drugs. It wasn’t until Securus Technologies installed the call monitoring system in our facility that our jobs got easier and the environment got safer.

 

Once we understood how the LBS software worked, we began to finally get ahead of the violence in our facility. Now, if an inmate talks to his family about sneaking in contraband at the visitor center, we take action at the gate. If inmates are ordering soldiers on the streets to commit crimes, we take action. We can even identify when inmates are trying to talk in code about a potential hit or a war on a rival gang. Taking a proactive approach is safer for me, my team, and for everyone behind the prison walls.