Securus Technologies Wows Customers
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.