We have a terrible problem with crime inside of our prisons and you may be shocked by who is committing these crimes. The most common crime committed in our prison systems is contraband. Whether it is alcohol, cigarettes, drugs or weapons, contraband can be a danger to the prison population and the prison guards.
You may be shocked to learn that the prison guards themselves often serve as the source for this contraband. Many prison guards make an extra income by smuggling goods into the prison where they are employed. And when a prison guard is the source of contraband, it can be very difficult to stop.
One of the best tools ever invented to fight the flow of contraband caused by prison guards has been innovated by Securus Technologies. It is a simple idea but very difficult to implement. I applaud Securus for inventing this software technology.
Securus starts by recording every single phone call involving a prisoner inside a corrective facility. These phone calls are stored in an impressively large database. The software innovation allows law enforcement to automatically search this entire database using one recorded voice. The software develops a fingerprint of sorts from a person’s recorded voice. The software then digs into the database looking for that person’s voice and is able to pull up every single recorded telephone call that involves a particular individual.
If law enforcement has a lead on a specific person who has been caught with contraband then they can turn to this technology. They can pull up every single phone call this person has ever made which may lead them to the source of the contraband. This source may be a prison guard. The recorded telephone calls are enough to get a search warrant that could effectively stop the flow of contraband.