When you work inside a busy and dangerous prison, you need every resource possible to keep you and your fellow officers safe. When I start my day in the jail, I have to know that every inmate in this prison is looking for any opportunity to take me out. The minute you let down your guard, you could be taken out of the facility in a stretcher. To make matters worse, a rise in drug use inside the jail is only making inmates even more violent than normal.
To control drug flow in our prison, we do things like inspect every piece of mail and surprise cell inspections around the clock. My team will position ourselves in the visitor center so that nothing in the way of contraband can be slipped from family member or friend to the inmate. Even with all these efforts, drugs still manage to get into the hands of the inmates on a regular basis. That is why we were so excited when we discovered our old inmate call monitoring system was being upgraded by Securus Technologies.
Securus Technologies has 2.600 of these new monitoring systems in different prisons around the country. The goal of the organization is making the world safer for all, and that is something me and my fellow officers can get behind. We were taught how to use the LBS software to detect chatter between the inmates concerning drugs, and the results have been nothing short of spectacular.
One call revealed an inmate hiding drugs in his cell despite us searching for them. One inmate talked about how his brother could get prescription drugs into the visitor center. Each time one of the inmates talks about drugs, my team is able to spring into action and eliminate the problem before it becomes something that puts innocent lives in danger.