Securus Technologies, the nation’s leading provider of inmate communication services, is taking the lead in preventing the use of contraband cellular telephones in the nation’s prisons. Illegal cellular devices pose one of the serious most serious threats to institutional safety and security above inmates and corrections officers. Through the use of ultra-high technology, Securus is providing America’s prisons with the tools necessary to stop the scourge of illegal cellular devices and to keep America’s prisons safe from organized gang activity.
Securus, borrowing technology developed by the Department of Defense for use in the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq, has brought military-grade technology to the fight against organized criminal activity and gangs throughout the country’s prisons. The cellular device detection technology, known as Stingray, has a proven track record of detecting devices and interdicting cellular communications. This technology is being put to work in the country’s prisons, eliminating the main source of organizational ability wielded by the country’s most powerful prison gangs.
Many people do not fully appreciate the extent to which gangs pose an existential threat to the nation’s penal institutions. Gangs such as a Mexican Mafia and the Aryan Brotherhood use illegal cellular devices, unknown to the prison staff, to make drug deals, intimidate witnesses and even do hits on the outside. In case after case, it has been shown that illegal cellular phones smuggled within the prison have been the key component in enabling gang leaders or shot callers to carry out their illegal activities.
With Securus’ Stingray technology, this is no longer a threat. Securus is putting 21st century tools into the hands of corrections officers, enabling them to effectively combat the worst threats faced by the nation’s prisons.