I work in a very crowded and dangerous jail, and letting my guard down for just one second could be deadly. These inmates are looking around the clock for any opportunity to exploit our weaknesses for their gain. Every single day we confiscate weapons, drugs, and even cellphones, and despite our best efforts, the contraband continues to show up.
Now you might think that in a prison it should be impossible for the inmates to get their hands on all these illegal things. The inmates will tell you that they can get these items easier in jail than if they tried while on the streets. That posses a very serious problem for me and my fellow inmates.
To start the day, I work the visitors area, carefully checking every person that comes in the jail for anything they can give to the inmates. Even with this security measure, stuff gets by. The same with surprise cell inspections, the inmates are either tipped off or they know how to hide the items so well that we can not find them.
When Securus Technologies installed our new inmate communication system, we finally had the ability to turn the tables on the inmates. Despite their best efforts to disguise their conversations, the LBS software would tip us off to certain chatter that alerted us to contraband in the cells. Inmates have that need to brag, otherwise, why would they try to get away with so much.
Time after time, we now are able to pick up on conversations where the inmate is talking with family about how and where they hide their drugs. We strike fast, and within minutes have the cell open and find the items in question before the inmates can even react.
The LBS software has been invaluable in helping to curb drug use in our jail.
Securus Technologies is an industry leader when it comes to technological solutions to benefit the criminal justice system. The technology provided by Securus Technologies has a focus on public safety as well.
One of the widely utilized technologies from Securus Technologies is Video Visitation. Currently, Video Visitation is being used by 178 correctional departments or agencies in the United States.
Video Visitation permits incarcerated individuals the ability to have meaningful visits with friends and family while in jail or prison. Research makes it clear that those individuals who maintain consistent contact with loved ones while in jail or prison have better chances for post-release success. The community as a whole benefits because the recidivism rate is cut, and sometimes significantly so.
One of the unique benefits of Securus Technologies Video Visitation is that it allows inmates and loved ones the ability to enjoy holiday visitation. Oftentimes, visitation on major holidays is not possible. Institutions may not schedule holiday visits. Family members and other loved ones may have a difficult time getting to a correctional facility for a holiday visit.
With Video Visitation from Securus Technologies, the possibility exists to have visitation literally any time of the year, including on any major holiday. In the final analysis, the ability to have holiday visitation is a tremendous opportunity for an incarcerated person and his or her loved ones, particularly an inmate’s children.
Video Visitation is a highly affordable alternative for correctional departments. Traditional in-person visitation costs an average of about $100 for each individual visit session. Video Visitation from Securus Technologies costs $2.72 for each session, an average savings of $97 for each individual visit. This amounts to a significant financial savings for a correctional department. In this era of tight budgets, cost savings such as this are extremely important, allowing money to be spent in other crucial areas.
At Securus Technologies it is all the talk about their commercials for the video visitations that are coming out in the net month. These commercials will allow the public to see how important thee video visitations are to the correction facilities and to the prisoners. It is evident, that even incarcerated people need to be able to have a part of the holidays too. The video visitations allow them to do this, and they can see and hear their loved ones. They can watch them open presents, and take part in the meal. It is very important to the prisoners, and it gives them a better sense of peace. This allows the atmosphere in facility to remain cam and everyone is a lot safer.
Using the video visitations so far has been a huge success for everyone involved. The facility saves money, as well as the visitor to the prisoner. It is a winning situation for everyone involved. Securus Technologies hopes the commercials will allow the public to see jut how important the video visitations are.
Securus Technologies is a company that is the leader in the public safety industry. It is their mission to make the world a better, and safer place for everyone. They deal with over one million prisoners every years, and they know that the video visitations are working for the bet of everyone. In the future, they will be developing even more technologies that can be used in the facilities. This will give them even more of a leadership in their field. They are sought after by the government, as well as many other companies whom want them to help them at their facilities too. They are a huge success that will find even more of it in the future.