I came across the most interesting article on prison technology security. When I think about prisons, I typically think about what it takes to get people that commit crime into prisons. I never really thought about the technology it takes to keep prisoners inside the prison and, even more, to prevent crimes inside of prisons.
Securus Technologies, a prison technology company, recently released a press release that discussed how the company’s technology had helped prevent crimes inside of prison walls. Securus offers a huge variety of prison technology. The company offers everything from cell phone monitoring to technology that prevents contraband cell phones from connecting to illegal wireless services. A huge amount of damage can be done if a cell phone can connect to a wireless signal.
Among the testimonials were some that explained how monitored cell phone calls were able to be used. For example, a call was monitored between two brothers, one of which was an inmate. The inmate was attempting to coerce his brother to provide him with a fake alibi. Because the call was monitored, the prosecution was able to use it against the inmate to help secure a conviction. Cases like these are truly proof of how technology like Securus can be used in a greatly positive way.
Another great example came from a Sherriff’s Department. The testimonial shared how Securus’ Location Based Services helped them to find over $100 million in illegal drugs, firearms and stolen assets that had been stolen. An additional quote was just a simple testament to how the Location Based Services technology was a benefit to the prison.
I found this article fascinating. Not only is Securus Technologies preventing potential crimes inside prison walls, but actually solving crimes outside prison walls. It’s amazing to see how far technology has brought us.
Roberto Santiago is an innovative businessman, humanitarian, and entrepreneur who loves his native land of Brazil. Mr. Santiago was born in Joao Pessoa Joao which is the capital of Paraiba in Brazil. His love for his country began after he graduated from the Pio X-Marist College where he received a Master’s Degree and a Business Administration degree from the University Center of Joao Pessoa. He immediately founded a lucrative business that made paper and cardboard products in order to help his fellow countryman become employed and boost the economy of Brazil.
Roberto has a great business acumen and he continually thinks of business ideas to help Brazilians. As a result, Roberto Santiago purchased a piece of land in 1987 which is now the home of a multi-level shopping mall called The Manaira Mall. It took Santiago two years to complete the largest mall in Paraiba. Again, thinking about the Brazilian landscape and what he can do to improve his beautiful country, The Manaira Mall was designed with upscale shops and chef-inspired dining establishments.
Roberto Santiago enjoys inspiring and mentoring young Brazilian youths. Mr. Santiago talks to them about becoming entrepreneurs and owning their own businesses to further support the Brazilian economy. As a prominent business owner, Roberto Santiago established The College of Higher Education of Paraiba that is located within The Manaira Mall.
The local residents of Paraiba call the Manaira Mall, a city within a city. The Manaira Mall is beautifully landscaped with local artwork and regional symbols that emphasizes the history and future of Brazil. Additional attractions located within the Manaira Mall includes banks, chic bars and nightclubs, upscale restaurants, a food court, bowling alley, 3-D movies, and a large family gaming arena.
Mr. Santiago also placed a concert hall atop the mall’s rooftop. The concert hall is called The Domus Hall. Roberto designed Domus Hall to attract international entertainers to its stages that may not have considered performing in Brazil. The Domus Hall is also used for local celebratory events, like fairs, graduations, weddings, and many other types of cultural celebrations.
The Manaira Mall was not the only successful real estate venture for Roberto. He further developed the Mangeira Mall in Joao Pessoa which is a smaller mall than The Manaira. Both malls employ hundreds of Brazilians and are filled with family fun and entertainment. Roberto Santiago accomplished what he always intended, which was to increase the prominence of Brazil’s social and economic status.
Both enterprising malls have increased the value of the surrounding properties. The success of these real estate investments has inspired large companies and corporate investors to develop businesses or they have relocated to the Paraiba location. Mr. Santiago is not resting on his laurels. He intends to continue developing and growing industry businesses which will inspire tourism, sales, and leisure entertainment.