Securus Innovation Keeping Us All Safer

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.

How Securus Technologies is Helping Law Enforcement Solve Crimes

One of the biggest problems that I have working in the fugitive task force division is being able to get ahead of these suspects when they are planning to make or commit more crimes. The reason being is these fugitives have a support system that includes close friends, family, and even other fugitives, all working to keep this person from being caught. Trying to get leads from people is near impossible.

 

One of the ways that try to get information on what the suspect is up to is intercepting calls at the jail when other inmates are either calling them or chattering between each other. In the past, this has been an issue too because the inmates are well aware we are listening to the calls, so they simply begin speaking in code to throw us off the trail. While this was very successful in the past, it doesn’t work as well any longer.

 

The reason for the change in fortune for all players is simple, we had Securus Technologies recently install a new inmate communications system in our jails, and the results have been nothing short of spectacular. I was eager to be one of the first to use the new system because I personally had invested countless hours on one fugitive, and T was not going to sleep until he was in custody.

 

The team at Securus Technologies trained me on the LBS software, and within a week, the covert alert feature tipped me off that something was going down with our suspect. We arranged a team to be at the location where we discovered he was hiding. The conversation between two high-ranking gang members may have been in code, but the LBS software detected information right away. Before the suspect even knew what happened, he was cuffed, booked, and is awaiting trial for a laundry list of crimes.