Prison gangs may face major setback with the loss of unauthorized cell phones

The problem of prison gangs in the United States has plagued the country’s penal institutions since the late 19th century. Prison gangs have long posed a serious threat to the stability and safety of the prison system. With strict, paramilitary-like regimentation, the largest and most effective prison gangs in the U.S. today have the discipline, organization and intelligent leadership to pose the single greatest threat to the safe operation of the nation’s carceral institutions and the integrity of the criminal justice system.

 

 

Gangs rely on effective means of communications

 

In a nutshell, what makes today’s prison gangs, such as the Aryan Brotherhood and the Mexican Mafia, so effective and dangerous is that the gang itself operates in much the same way as an ant colony. Cut off one half of an ant colony from the other half and they will still communicate via pheromones, continuing to carry out the tasks that will lead towards the overall goals of the colony being met. In effect, the ant colony is not just a large number of individuals acting in concert, it is an organism in and of itself.

 

Likewise, prison gangs are far more dangerous than the sum of their individual parts. While a single violent criminal can be completely neutralized by locking him up behind thick walls and razor wire fences, the same cannot be said of gang leaders. Because they rule over a vast network of soldiers, many of whom are ex-convicts who currently live on the outside of prison, gang leaders can never be truly neutralized. There are always means, even under conditions of solitary confinement, that gang leaders can communicate orders to their subordinates within the gang’s power structure.

 

But this problem is especially acute where gang leaders have access to contraband cellular devices. Cell phones can make instant and unlimited communication with gang foot soldiers on the outside of prison a reality. In effect, this is equivalent to not having the gang leaders incarcerated at all. They are free to order whatever crimes they wish.

 

For this reason, curbing the number of illegal cell phones that are able to make their way into the U.S. prison system has long been a top goal of everyone working within the country’s prisons. Now, Securus Technologies, one of the nation’s leading providers of prison safety technologies, has devised a system that can all but eliminate the threat posed by contraband cellular devices.

 

Through its Wireless Containment System, Securus has devised a system that is able to deny all unauthorized calls within a prison’s property. The system can also aid officers in detecting any contraband cellular devices, leading to a nearly 100 percent confiscation rate of contraband cell phones within the prison.

Securus Technologies Monitoring Inmate Activities

One of the biggest issues we have at our prison is that the inmates are outnumbering the officers by 5:1. Overcrowded jails make our jobs as officers harder, so we have to really be paying close attention or we could be in the line of fire when violence breaks out. Luckily we have discovered technology that will even the odds, doing the work of many officers so we can focus more of our efforts on keeping the peace.

 

Securus Technologies has been installing their inmate telephone call monitoring systems in jails around the country for years. These systems are designed to do the work of several officers, and accurately listen to every call the inmates make. Once chatter has been detected concerning violence, drugs, gangs, or weapons, the LBS software will alert my team so we have the ability to take action before the situation becomes dangerous.

 

Securus Technologies CEO Richard Smith, says that his Dallas-based company and thousand employees has been helping officers to take control of their facilities, regardless how crowded those places have become. Once I discovered the ease in which the software worked, me and my team were eager to see the system in action. That first day, we were doing inmate cell inspections and monitoring activities in the visitor center, when we got an alert an inmate was asking a friend to bring a bad of prescription medication to the visitor center.

 

We also received an alert one inmate was bragging about how easy it was after the lights were out to do drugs. Each time that one of these alerts reach my team, we are able to get ahead of the potential problem and remove that threat quickly and effortlessly. This helps to make a potentially dangerous situation more manageable, and puts my team in less danger each day.

 

Securus Technologies Helping the Fight on Drugs in Jails

When my fellow officers show up for work inside the prison, we have to take certain precautions to make sure that we are safe that day. When we take the time to ensure our safety, that means we make the facility safe for everyone inside our location. This week we were told that we were going to be given a new resource that was going to help us to combat drugs inside the jail, and we could begin utilizing the tool immediately.

 

In the past, to combat problems with drugs inside the jail, we have had to start by doing cell inspections each day to find things the inmates already got their hands on. We have even found that they can get quite creative with the drugs, having them mailed instead of brought in to the visitor center. The visitor center is where the inmates are in contact with guests, so we have to do searches before and after those meetings.

 

Nothing could prepare us for when Securus Technologies was in the jail installing their call monitoring system. The company has 1,000 employees who are working hard to ensure the 2,600 systems in jails across the country operate perfectly. The CEO of Securus Technologies, Richard Smith, gives us his assurance that his team is working towards the objective of making this world safe for all of us.

 

Once the LBS software was up and running, me and my team wanted to see it in action. Instead of us sitting there listening to all the calls, the system monitors them all and identifies unique chatter and alerts officers. Within hours, we heard inmates talking about how to get drugs by us in the visitor center, how they use drugs in the cells at night, and who is selling drugs to build up cash to kick to the gang leaders in the jail.

 

Securus Technologies – Connecting Prisoners To Their Family Without Overcharging

Securus Technologies is one of the most famous names in the field of civil, criminal justice, inmates’ telecommunications and law enforcement technology. The company believes in offering the best to its vast clientele, and recently also won the Gold Stevie Award for the best customer service training team, which showcases how dedicated the company is in providing efficient and quick service to its clients.

 

 

One of the primary aims of Securus Technologies apart from crime prevention is to provide technology that helps the prisoners stay in touch with their friends and relatives. The products and services of the company also assist in reducing inmate-on-inmate crimes in ways more than one. It helps in reducing the stress from the lives of the prisoners and improves their quality of life.

 

 

Securus Technology aims to keep its business machinery as transparent as possible, and it is for this reason it recently published a press release in which it extended an invitation to its customers and investors. The invitation is open to both the prospective as well as the existing clients and investors. The press release also had excerpts from the many letters Securus Technologies receive on a regular basis from the law enforcement officials praising the company’s products and services.

 

 

I have been to jail a couple of times in different states during my lifetime, and have used the services of various enterprises in the field of inmate communications. However, Securus Technologies offer the most convenient and cost-effective facilities for the prisoners. It is affordable and reasonably packaged, keeping in mind the situation of the inmates. It has helped me get rid of stress I felt, and I can talk to my son and family regularly through it. I am excited about their new video visitation service that would also allow me to see my family regularly.

 

Securus Technologies Corrects Inaccurate Information

Securus is a technology company that avails it services to the prison staff and people that serve in correction facilities. Securus has created advanced systems and programs that aid prisons. One example is the video visitation program released by the company. The program allows inmates to communicate with their friends and families. Another program released by the firm is the Investigator Pro. It is an advanced biometric system which monitors inmate calls. It has voice recognition built in. The investigator pro has been connected to the law enforcement database to help in the investigation. Many officers have come out to praise the communication facility.

 

From several internet articles, I think that not every company is happy about Securus success. There are several companies that have tried to tarnish its name. GTL is an example of such a company. The firm released false information against Securus Technologies. Securus Technologies came out boldly to defend its reputation. It stated that most of the information released by GTL were inaccurate and misleading. GTL has a bad history about its press release. The company has participated in several misconducts in the past. It has been a victim of bad press releases in the past. The company was once a victim of breaking user privacy.

 

Securus Technologies went ahead to correct inaccuracies presented by GTL. The company CEO stated that he loves the correction facilities and respects the work input by people in the facilities. However, it is totally displeasing when a company like GTL release wrong information. Securus Technologies made corrections to the information. The information was legitimate, especially when you consider that the company has built a solid reputation over the years. The company recently received a BBB accreditation with an A+ rating. The rating is an indication of the company’s dedication to enhancing customer service.