Over the last decade, my job working as a corrections officer in our state jail has become more challenging than ever. To combat the overcrowded conditions, me and my fellow officers have made use of a number of resources to keep us safe. One company, Securus Technologies, has been the key to helping maintain order even though officers are severely outnumbered moving forward. Their inmate telephone monitoring system is changing the way officers approach their jobs.
Before giving details how the monitoring system works, it is important to know who you are working with first. When we got to meet with Securus Technologies, we knew right from the start this company was going to be the key to keeping officers safer. The company is based in Dallas, Texas, has thousands of the systems already in jails all over this country, and the staff have a single objective of keeping the world safer for all.
To give you a better understanding as to why we needed the new Securus Technologies call system, you need to see how the numbers stack up. My team of officers has not grown in three years. The population of the inmates in this facility has tripled in that same time span. Then you take into account that officers need to man the old call monitoring system, and we are stretch too thin to maintain order.
Now with the new Securus Technologies monitoring system in place, officers are back on the ground, we are doing our best to maintain order, and the LBS software is scanning every second of every call for chatter on drugs, weapons, or contraband. Now we get the alert and my team jumps to action. Thanks to the reliability of the software, we have been able to drastically reduce violence in this jail.