Securus Technologies: Monitoring Contraband Cellphones

Securus Technologies is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the United States, and they primarily serve prisons. They are manufacturing devices that can be used by the prisoners to call their loved ones outside, and at the same time, these devices are being monitored by the authorities who are guarding them. The devices are equipped with voice recording technology, and every conversation made with devices from Securus Technologies will be transmitted to a central office inside the correctional facility that can be recorded by the jail guards. These devices are being used to stop the crimes happening inside the jail, and most of the time, the authorities are successful in preventing crimes to occur inside the prison.

 

Despite the effort of Securus Technologies to provide communication inside the prison, some prisoners tend to use a cell phone that cannot be tracked down and recorded by the authorities. These cell phones are tagged as contraband, and they are being confiscated. One of the reasons why contraband cell phones are being taken away from the prisoners is because of its capability to initiate contact with the outside world without being detected. Several people have perished outside of the prison because someone inside has access to cell phones, and they have contacted a hired hitman to kill or to injure someone they don’t like. It has happened to a local jail guard in Florida, wherein two men shot him in his stomach six times. They were hired by an individual serving inside the prison, who had a contraband cell phone. Miraculously, the jail guard survived, and he did everything that he can to confiscate the remaining contraband cell phones in the state. The jail guard would soon join Securus Technologies to become one of their employees.

 

Securus Technologies has been working on a wireless containment system, a technology they revealed that will combat the use of contraband cell phones inside the correctional facilities. This technology will disable any phone calls coming from regular cell phones from reaching the number that they dialed, and even messaging would fail. Securus Technologies stated that they are hoping that the introduction of the wireless containment system would prevent the atrocities committed by inmates against people who are living peacefully outside. The jail guard who was victimized by hired killers stated his excitement for the technology developed by Securus Technologies. He said that because of their wireless containment system, his colleagues who are working in danger can now be protected. He is hoping that the technology will be released as soon as possible, and he sees that those who are working in the same industry would now be protected from any harm involving the use of contraband cell phones. Securus Technologies would continue working with the authorities to suppress any form of violence inside the prison.

 

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