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.