Each day I report for work at the local prison, I have to trust that my fellow officers and the resources afforded to us will help protect us during the day. These inmates are becoming more violent each day, and if we can not take a proactive approach to keeping the peace, then we could all be heading home in a body bag. Thanks to resources like that of Securus Technologies, we can now maintain order and protect one another in ways like we have never done before.


Part of the reason for the increase in violence, these inmates are having an easy time getting drugs and weapons into the jail on a regular basis. In the past, me and my team would be spread thin in the jail trying to cover all possible entry points. Even using scanners in the visitor center and drug-sniffing dogs in the inmate cells, we still are finding it challenging to stop the flow of contraband into the hands of these violent inmates.


Securus Technologies has been installing call monitoring systems in many jails around the country for years. These system do the work over many officers, scanning the calls the inmates make for things like conversations about drugs, fighting, and weapons. The LBS software can alert officers of the potential trouble and my tram can not get there before these incidents are allowed to take place.


Since the company installed their monitoring service, we have seen a huge drop in violent episodes inside the prison. The LBS software alerted my team an inmate was expected crack from his sister, and during their meeting in the visitor center, we were able to confiscate those drugs before it reached the rest of the inmates. Things like this will eventual make out work environment safer for all.