Securus Technologies Implements Wireless Containment Systems To Tackle Problems Of Cell Phones In Prisons

Securus Technologies is a company that has time and again demonstrated that they can stay ahead of the competition and come out with technology that can contribute more to public safekeeping. One of the more recent implementations that the company has undertaken was the wireless containment systems, to reduce the number of unauthorized cell phones that were present in the prisons.

In the past, Securus Technologies had implemented a system that would monitor all of the calls that were being made in the prisons. This, however, was not well received by inmates who were inside the prisons and who wanted to participate in illegal activities. The monitoring systems were installed in the first place to curtail the illegal activities that people were undertaking and proved to be a good step towards aiding prisons and correctional officers all over the country. However, this led to the increased number of cellphones on the premises.

Correctional officers would conduct searches on the inmates, but often, these wouldn’t yield results, and the cellphones were sometimes never found. Securus Technologies realized that something needed to be done to take care of the problem in a smarter way, which is why they decided to implement wireless containment systems.

The containment systems work to block any kind of service from reaching the cell phone in the prisons, thereby rendering them useless. Inmates who are sneaking these cell phones in the prisons will not be able to make any kind of calls, send text messages and use internet services and related apps. In short, they have blocked out form any kind of connection that would let them get in touch with their allies on the outside.

Securus Technologies was prompted to install this kind of technologies after several reports of correctional officers being abused by people who are contacted by inmates who were inside the prisons that they worked at. Since the communication is always monitored, the only way these inmates would viably be able to communicate is through lines that are private, and through cell phones that are not authorized in the prisons. These cell phones, however common, are a great danger to the people inside the prisons, and outside as well. They break the rules that are laid down by the government and the prisons and can lead to chaos and disrupt the flow of justice.

For Securus Technologies, it was something that they needed to nip in the bud. The company knew that they needed to take an alternate approach when it came to this matter, which is why the wireless containment systems were the best possible route for them to take. Through this, Securus Technologies has once again been able to safeguard the people of the country and ensure that the justice system works smoothly and without any interruptions.

Securus Technologies Develops Containment System to End Inmate Cell Phone Calls

Securus Technologies wants to make a change when it comes to cell phone activity within the inmate population and there are already positive results for why the change should be a reality.

 

Securus Technologies provides the leading technology solution for civil and criminal justice for public safety and corrections facilities as well as monitoring. The company is the largest provider of detainee communications, parole behavioral monitoring and government communication management solutions. The safety issue pertaining to cell phones is something that Securus Technologies believes has become a serious threat to not only the inmate population but also to those who live outside of the prison walls.

 

Seven years ago, Ronald Johnson experienced the worst attack imaginable when he opened the front door of his home. Ronald, who is now a former corrections officer, previously made a duty-bound decision to intercept a suspected contraband package within Lee Correctional Institute where he was employed. The package which had an estimated value of $50,000 was suspected of belonging to prison gang members.

 

Subsequent to Ronald’s decision, on March 5, 2010 at 5:00 A.M., he was shot six times in the stomach and chest area by someone with a rifle. Ronald intercepted the package two weeks prior. The shooting was retaliation, and his attempted murder was ordered through the use of a cell phone by a prison inmate. The arrest and conviction of Sean Echols, who was an ex-convict on the outside of the prison, proved that the crime was conducted as a “hit” and was ordered by three inmates within Lee Correctional Institute.

 

This incident and many others has caused Securus Technologies to move forward with trying to protect the public by stopping inmates from using cell phones which are already banned within correctional facilities. Ronald now works as a consultant for Securus Technologies, and in March 2017, he testified in front of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on behalf of the company to address the changes needed for the rampant contraband cell phones within correctional facilities.

 

Securus Technologies Inc. has developed a Wireless Containment System (WCS) that prevents inmate cell phone calls from leaving the correctional facility. The inventive solution works by using a network center to isolate calls that are dialed as well as any received calls. Once the calls are picked up by the network, the Wireless Containment System determines how they should be handled. The process has already been successful at three Florida correctional facilities with more WCS installations planned.

 

Through July 2016 and July 2017, Securus Technologies was able to detect and prevent more than 1.7 million illegal communications by inmates within eight correctional facilities throughout the United States and has invested $40 million to WCS development.