Securus Technologies is a communications technology provider to many correctional facilities in the United States and is the top company investing heavily in technologies that make prisons safe. One of the biggest issues that the prisons are facing today is the smuggling of contraband phones that has led to many events. Criminals have managed to kill people while still in prison and have threatened the lives of many prison officials if they do not meet their demands.
Securus Technologies has recently introduced one of their Wireless Containment System for prisons that have allowed them to block the illegal use of cell phones inside the prison. Before its installation, it was quite easy for the inmates to get in touch with their associates outside the prison and to organize criminal activities. They have also used those cell phones to coordinate hits against the prison officials for taking away their luxuries. One of the biggest examples of the brutality of the cell phones use inside the prison is the story of Robert Johnson. Robert Johnson was one of the officials at Florida Correctional Facility before he had to leave because of injuries.
It was during one of his rounds inside the prison that Robert came to know about some drugs being smuggled inside the prison. When he got the news, he immediately sprung into action, and it led to the confiscation of drugs worth more than $50,000 that a criminal group intended on distributing to other prisoners. When the drug was caught, many inmates were not happy, and they used the illegal phones to organize a hit against Robert. He was attacked in his home and suffered severe injuries. But, he managed to survive and is spending the rest of his life talking about the ways that illegal phones have been destroying prisons. He is a consultant with Securus Technologies and one of the main people behind its installation in different prisons across the country.
Wireless Containment System uses the latest and the most improved communication technology that allows the prisons to limit the number of phone calls that can be made from inside the prison. Only some approved numbers can make calls from the prison, and all other calls are blocked. It can also locate the places from where the illegal calls were made and result in their confiscation. I have worked in a prison where the company had newly introduced the system and was surprised to see the results it produced. All the inmates with illegal cell phones were frustrated because they were not able to make a single call to their associate and were finally caught. I hope the system is accepted by more prisons in the country so that they too can enjoy its benefits.