Securus Keeps Positively Innovating

I think Securus Technologies is doing good work. Yes, the company works within a complicated industry. But I think that the services this company provides our inmates supersede the fact that they make a few dollars in profit in doing so. So long as they keep their moral compass intact, I think Securus Technologies is good for our country.

 

Securus Technologies innovated video chat services for prisoners and their families. There is all sorts of positives that come out of this technological innovation. And it is so incredibly easy to use with a reasonable price. You just create an account with the company, log on and request a video chat time. You then wait for the time to be approved and you log back in at the appropriate time. This allows you to virtually visit with an incarcerated loved one from the comfort of your own home, at your favorite concert or during special family events.

 

It is much easier and much more affordable to video chat with somebody in prison than to physically visit them. Most families have to drive hours away from their homes and take days off of work in order to make a visit possible. That travel time also comes with certain costs such as gas and food. And that doesn’t even cover the stressful experience of subjecting yourself to a security screening and waiting inside of a cold, intimidating prison.

 

This technology is especially helpful for children. After all, losing a parent to incarceration can have the same psychological effect as the death of that parent. Video chat services mitigate any negative impact on the child. The child can visit with her parents in the comfort of their own homes, get help with homework and even invite the parent in during holidays. Securus innovates incredibly useful tools.

 

Stopping Violence in Prison Using Securus Technologies

My job inside the local prison is being able to maintain a degree of safety for inmates, officers, and visitors. As a corrections officer, there is a not a day that passes where I am fighting to keep the peace between inmates and inmates, inmates and officers, and even visitors and inmates. Add into the mix weapons and drugs, and you have a deadly situation.

 

In order to lessen the incidents in jail, I have to work very hard at keeping all sorts of contraband from getting into the hands of these inmates. We start by putting a huge presence in the visitor center so inmates and visitors are not exchanging anything they should not be bringing into the jail. For those times things do get past me, we also mix in a few surprise cell inspections so that anything hiding in the cells are taken away from the inmates.

 

Securus Technologies was instrumental at installing our call monitoring system so we can keep tabs on what the inmates are saying on the phone. This has become a valuable resource in our efforts to stop violence because the LBS software can now do the job of several officers while we can still focus our efforts elsewhere. By focusing on two things at once, we can effectively lessen these violent outbursts substantially.

 

Already this year we have picked up on some chatter over the phone where inmates were talking in secret about getting illegal cellphones into their cells. Then we had instances where we picked up on conversations where inmates were discussing hidden weapons in the yard that were supposed to be used to initiate an incident between rival gangs. Each time we are able to get ahead of a dangerous situation, we make the entire prison safer for all occupants.