Working inside a very crowded prison is not an easy job by any stretch of the imagination. Not only are these inmates irritated because they have to be in such close quarters with one another, they already have a hatred for the police that makes it dangerous just to be in the same room with them. There are many times during the day that inmates are out of the cells and able to roam freely, and this is when everyone inside that jail is in the most danger.
One of the ways that my fellow corrections officers try to maintain order is to keep all contraband out of the jail. This can be easier said than done, so we have to utilize a number of different techniques to be able to identify the trouble and eliminate it before anyone gets hurt. Even one inmate using heroin can put dozens of people in harm’s way as they become impossible to control during the time they are high.
We have been making use of Securus Technologies to help us to listen to the inmates when they use the jail phones. This company is headed by CEO Rick Smith, and all thousand of his employees have dedicated themselves to the objective of making the world safer. We have seen a huge drop in drug usage in the prison soon after my team learned how to use the LBS software.
Now we get those alerts each time an inmate mentions anything drug related on the jail phones. This has allowed my team to identify when inmates are discussing how they find drugs on the inside, where drugs are hidden in their cells, and even which family members are being pushed to take that risk and come to the jail with some type of drugs on their possession.