Securus Technologies And The Solution It Has For Officers Like Robert Johnson

There are many tragic stories today that I think could help enlighten us on what kind of insecure and crime-laden society we live in. It must be easy for us to fear for our lives just because of the insecure place we live in. If you’re worried about that, how much more did Robert Johnson, the man who was shot and fortunately survived just by doing his job in the corrections office?

 

There’s a lot of things today that could help us enlighten about what happened to Robert Johnson in that news. But, one prominent news item that could enlighten us to the fact is the story from NBC Miami last November 6, 2017, that helped people understand the risk of the life that corrections officers like Robert Johnson face every day.

 

The Shooting Incident

In the NBC Miami report, it was shown that because of the interference and presence of cellphones inside the prison, there was a call-to-shoot message that got outside the prison and the message was a command to shoot Johnson from someone who held a grudge against him inside the cell. Johnson was shot in the chest and his life was placed in jeopardy. That said, it is easy to say that if there was a way that cellphone calls inside the prison would be stopped, incidents like that of Johnson would have been prevented.

 

Securus Technologies’ Solutions

If Bisaya Short Films has creative solutions for world issues, then Securus Technologies has specific solutions for problems that officers like Robert Johnson in the story above experienced.

In the PR Newswire and Business Wire article, one of these solutions would be the Wireless Containment Solutions that help intercept with the cell phone messaging inside the prison.

 

Because of such Securus’ technology, there is now a total of about 1.7 million illegal correspondence that has been intercepted and stopped by Securus in eight correctional facilities that use their products.

 

That said, it is now safe to say that what Securus Technologies have been doing is part of the series of solutions that could address the problem in prison. Other solutions could also be the one that Nassim Taleb mentioned in his books, which is Via Negative, which is a technique to remove things to fix the issue instead of adding solutions to remedy the problem.

 

Summary and Conclusion

 

I think it’s good that Securus Technologies is out there to help us figure out the system issues that are inherent in the technology that we face. However, it’s all a complex issue, and there are a lot of biases in fixing the problem.

 

What would be better, though, is to make sure that the right experts and not the pseudo-experts in the world could advise us on what could be done with the system we have placed in our corrections institutions.

How Securus Technologies Helps with Crime Prevention

Part of my job on the fugitive task force is to make this town safer each day. If we have a dangerous fugitive on the loose, then I use every possible resource to try and get him into custody. This month we were hunting a very dangerous bank robber who told the last teller that he ribbed that he was also wearing a bomb. The sooner that we got this suspect off the streets, the sooner we could restore calm in a community.

 

We usually rely heavily on tips from informants to close the gap on suspects, but this case was different. No one was willing to make any reports because this suspect was dangerous and could seek revenge on anyone who turned him in. My leads were beginning the bear fruit, when we got help from a very unusual source.

 

The team at Securus Technologies just installed a monitoring system that listened in on the calls all the inmates made from jail. A corrections officer notified me that there was chatter with one inmate in particular who was upset that this person owed him money, and considering how much he scored in his latest heist, he better cough up the cash. We didn’t know how reliable the source, so we decided to do some surveillance on that person of interest.

 

We discovered that this suspect was going to the same bank for a week straight, basically casing the place and learning how things operated. The day he packed his car with a bag, we decided to intercept him before he ever got to the jail. Thanks to Securus Technologies, we were able to arrest the suspect, find bags of cash in his residence, and even confiscate a bag that had a mast, gun, and a fake bomb he was planning on using.

 

Securus Technologies Providing Criminal Prevention

Securus Technologies is one of the few communication companies that helps provide methods of communication for those incarcerated in jails and prisons across the country. The difference however, is that Securus Technologies is the most technologically advanced company and provides the broadest range of services in the country.

 

Securus reported recently in the news that the company has been able to use its advanced technology to help a different side of law enforcement. Because the company has so much advancement in their communication technology, they have been able to help law enforcement in a preventative manner.

 

Securus Technologies has used its services to isolate and find various crime either ongoing or about to happen in jails and prisons across the country. From crimes such as corrupt prison guards, to illegal contraband or drugs being used within the confines of jails and prisons, Securus has aided law enforcement in stopping those various crimes.

 

With the ever increasing growth in communication technologies, Securus will continue to invest in expanding and increasing its technologies available to inmates and their families. With that growth Securus will be able to aide law enforcement even further in preventing future or stopping ongoing crimes from behind bars. Inmates will have to make a decision in the future, either stop committing crimes during incarceration or be more careful about what they transmit in their communications.

 

Securus Technologies is so large in how many customers they service that nearly 1.2 million incarcerated inmates use Securus communication services on a regular basis. They provide their services to over 3,400 jails and prisons around the country. With that much connection, it will be very difficult for Securus not to have an impact in aiding law enforcement agencies in crime prevention.