Each day that I wake up and head to the prison, I know that I may not be coming how to my family due to the violence that takes place on my job. As a corrections officer, I have a target on my back every second of the day, and inmates would like nothing more than to make me or my fellow officers suffer for their incarceration. That means I better be on my game every second I am behind those prison walls.
In an effort to try and keep the level of violence to a minimum, we have to put a huge security presence inside the visitor center. This is one of the best ways to be able to slow down the flow of things like weapons or drugs into the hands of the inmates. Despite the visitors knowing that they can not give the inmates anything, things still manage to transfer hands and put us all in danger.
We have to step up our efforts as far as cell inspections to be able to find anything that could have slipped by the visitor center, and even then we don’t get every piece of contraband out of the jail. Securus Technologies was the missing piece of the puzzle we needed to really tighten up security in the jail and make it that much harder for an inmate to get control of something that could put me in harm’s way.
Once I was familiar with all the specifics of using the LBS software, we began to pick up chatter quickly concerning inmates and contraband. Call after call revealed inmates talking about how they get drugs, who is bringing in drugs, and where all that contraband is being hidden inside our facility. In short order, we have been able to really tighten up security and make everyone inside safer as a result.