I recently learned about an interesting company that created technology platforms that help keep our prison systems safe from negative influences on the inside. I had never really thought much about the dangers to our prison system from the influx of technology, I had mostly thought that contraband weapons and drugs were the most major threat. However, by gaining access to contraband technology through cell phones being snuck into a prison, inmates can launch a variety of criminal acts that can affect people on the outside.
Securus Technologies is seeking to stop the use of illegal cell phones in prisons. They have a technology that can seek out and pinpoint a contraband cell phone that has been snuck in to an inmate. They can then take this mobile phone away from the inmate and ensure that they are not used to do damage to people outside the prison walls.
Securus also has a technology that can disable the wireless connectivity of cell phones. This means that even if a contraband cell phone is brought in to a prison, it will be unable to connect to a wireless network where the inmate could do real damage or do illegal activity.
Securus is led by CEO Rick Smith who is passionate about prison security technology. He noted in a recent article that every week the company creates a new technology or advancement on existing technology.
Users of Securus Technologies recently wrote in to describe how important Securus had been to their facility. One person wrote that by using Securus Technology, they were able to undercover a ring of inmates bringing in drugs, alcohol and other contraband items. Another client wrote in that by using Securus Technologies they were able to monitor a phone call and find an inmate that was coaxing his brother to lie for him on the stand. They were then able to stop that from happening and the inmate was convicted.