The hardest part about being an officer at our prison is not being able to slow down the increase in drug use among inmates. Once drugs are introduced to the situation, now you have inmates who could normally be very calm going off the deep end and making things very troublesome for other inmates and officers. The inmates bring in the drugs and the safety concerns go out the window, so things needed to change immediately.
Part of the big issue here is we have a number of inmates who will get right in the face of me and my fellow officers and tell us they can get drugs inside the jail even easier than if they were back on the streets. Depending on the inmate and the drugs used, we can not allow these inmates to lose control and put an entire facility in danger. To seal up those openings where the drugs are getting to our facility, we turned to Securus Technologies and inquired about the call monitoring system they developed.
Securus Technologies has a simple company mission statement, to make the world a better place. All thousand employees and the CEO of the company all work towards that goal, something that officers in a dangerous jail certainly want in their corner. Not only will the new telephone monitoring system scan all the calls in the jail for certain types of verbiage, it can do so without officers having to be stationed in that call center.
Now when the Securus Technologies system alerts my team of trouble, we have the unique opportunity to get in front of the potential trouble. Getting drugs out of the jail before they get to the inmates, we are limiting the chances of violent outbreaks and maintaining a degree of order we can finally get in front of.