Being able to maintain a degree of order inside our prison has become very challenging as of late. Not only are we dealing with inmates who say they can get drugs easier that ever inside, these same inmates are younger, more violent, and are dealing with extremely overcrowded conditions during their time in our jail. When you add into the mix lengthy sentences, it is no wonder many inmates simply feel that they have nothing to lose.
Part of my job as a corrections officers is being right in the mix with these inmates, shoulder to shoulder where things have the chance to get dangerous in a flash. While many inmates are respectful, it can be a challenge to find the bad ones in a sea of thousands of inmates. To keep order, we have to rely on a number of different resources that give us the ability to stop trouble before it even has a chance to develop.
Securus Technologies has been a key component in the keeping of peace in jail, and their inmate call monitoring system has changed the way that officers deal with violence in a jail. Instead of always being in the position of chasing trouble, now we can anticipate more accurately and stop it before it escalates.
Securus Technologies has the new inmate monitoring system in several thousand prisons, and it can help officers in a few different ways. Due to the fact that the LBS software is doing the scanning of calls, it frees up the officers that used to man the calls to be able to get back on the front lines.
If inmates are talking about getting or using drugs, we can get ahead of the trouble and eliminate it from the equation. The same can be said for weapons, attack plans, or violence towards any other inmates.