A recent video of an inmate in Evans Correctional Institution has brought the question about the use of cell phones in correction facilities, the inmate identified as Jose Ariel Rivera has several been found in possession of a cell phone. Cell phones have been used by inmates to organize crimes from the prison. An example is the attack of Robert Johnson, who worked with the Lee Correctional Institution for about 15 years. Robert was attacked at his home for intercepting a package of contraband estimated to be $50,000 in value while on duty. Another example is the killing of a baby in Georgia. Robert Johnson warns that if the inmates are allowed to continue accessing cell phones, the safety of correction officers and the public is at risk. Robert Johnson is currently working with the Securus Technology.
Securus technology has the solution for the correctional facilities that can help them intercept unauthorized calls from the prison. Securus Technology has managed to intercept calls from about 1.7 million illegal communication. Eight correctional facilities across North America has benefitted from the Technology introduced by the Securus. The wireless Containment Solution is the most effective way to curb the ever-increasing cases of crimes organized from the prison by the inmates. If correction facilities can install this new technology brought by the Securus Technology, the calls made by inmates can easily be monitored.
The Federal Communications Commission has joined in the fight against inmates accessing cell phones illegally within the prisons. The FCC encourages correction facilities to contract Securus to help in regulating the calls that are coming in and going out of those facilities. The technology used by the Securus enables then to intercept phone calls, check whether the phone numbers are authorized or not and decide what to do with the number, in case the number is unauthorized, it is dropped, preventing the inmates from communicating. The use of cell phones by inmates is widely considered as communication hazards.
Securus Technology has invested heavily in the project. It has invested over $40 million into the WCS. The method used by the Securus has been lauded to be very effective in eradicating the use of Contraband cell phones. Most institutions are planning to install the WCS services provided by the Securus Technologies.
Securus Technologies has it’s headquartered in Dallas, Texas. It has served over 3,450 public safety, corrections agencies and law enforcement. More than 1,200,000 inmates are also served by the organization throughout North America. Secures Technologies provide emergency response, investigation, communication, incident management, public information, biometric analysis, information management, and many other services. Secures Technologies is committed to eradicating crime caused by the inmates and the world a better place to live.