As a corrections officer in a very dangerous jail, I have to focus the majority of my day to keeping drugs out of the hands of the inmates. If the inmates are dangerous without drugs, they become a much bigger threat when they are under the influence. Over the years I have seen these inmates try just about everything to get their hands on drugs, and even when I work double shifts, I am barely putting a dent in the flow of illegal drugs in the prison.
Our warden recently told my team of corrections officers that Securus Technologies was completing installation of our new inmate communication monitoring system The system is able to do the work of many officers, freeing up my staff to focus on getting the drugs before they get to the inmates. Securus Technologies CEO Richard Smith says he and his 1,000 employees all work towards one objective, keeping the world a safer place for everyone.
Once the inmate monitoring system was up and running, our staff eagerly learned how to work the LBS software, and we jumped right in to see what results we could attain. It didn’t take long before we got our first hit. One of the inmates was bragging to his brother over the phone about how he was able to use drugs in his cell after dark, so we put a stop to that. Another inmate was telling a family member how to get drugs into an envelope to avoid detection, we decided to pay closer attention to his mail.
Our biggest score was when a gang leader ordered his members to bring drugs to the jail in force. We were able to intercept those visitor in the parking lot so nothing got to the leader. The software has put a huge bite in drugs in our jail and we hope to eventually stop it completely.