Each day I suit up for my job at the local prison, I wonder how many people realize how dangerous this career path really is. If not for me and my fellow officers, these inmates could easily overtake the facility and be right back on the streets again. The biggest issues for guards is that they are outnumbered by the inmates and are on the front line of some of the most violent individuals.
The officers in my jail are working hard every day in a number of areas of the prison to keep the peace. We put a strong presence at the inmate visitor center to stop contraband from getting from the outside, and we even ramped up our efforts doing cell inspections. In the past, we even designated a few officers each day to sit in a room and have to listen to the inmates talking on the phone in the hopes of picking up chatter about illegal activities.
Then we were introduced to Securus Technologies and discovered their inmate call monitoring system could change the way our officers conducted business and made the jail safer. Securus Technologies is a solid company that developed the new inmate call monitoring systems used in several thousand jails around the country. The company and all thousand employees want to make the world safer, and we can attest to that only a year after signing up for the the system.
Now instead of always being in a reactive state when a crime s committed inside the jail, the LBS software alerts us of potential trouble and we instantly spring into action. This gives us the advantage to stop illegal activities before they have even been committed, making the jail a safer place for officers to work and a safer place for the inmates too.