Cleaning Up a Prison Using Securus Technologies

Our prison has recently had a huge influx of drugs getting into the hands of the inmates, and this has put the entire prison at risk. Inmates who are on drugs are even more dangerous than normal, and our superiors have decided that enough is enough. My team of corrections officers were asked to step up our efforts in the visitor center and with cell inspections, but we were also going to be getting help from a very unlikely source.


Securus Technologies was asked to come to the prison to install their inmate call monitoring system, and it was going to literally transform the way that me and my fellow officers would be gathering information on inmates and their drug usage. Securus Technologies currently has their unique call system in over two thousand jails, and the CEO, Rick Smith, is dedicated to his objective of making the world safe. My team was trained to use the LBS software and we immediately got to work.


One thing that I noticed immediately was this was not a typical call system where you have to sit for hours on the line listening to the inmates. The software does the work of a half-dozen officers, and that allows us to monitor several fronts at the same time in our effort to keep the drugs out of the hands of the inmates.


It wasn’t long before we discovered chatter from the inmates opening doors we never knew we could access. On call directed us to an inmate who was selling prescription drugs he was in receipt of from his visitors. Another call exposed two inmates who were in their cell at night using drugs and hiding the evidence in plain sight. Our efforts even netted us information on who was bringing in drugs to the inmates.


Whitney Wolfe Turns Bumble Dating App Into A Movement

You could learn everything you need to know about the Bumble BFF application simply by talking to the founder and CEO of the company, Whitney Wolfe. Whitney Wolfe’s approach to dating is simple: approach the person you are interested in and put it out there. This, of course, doesn’t fly in the real world for most people and that is exactly why Bumble was created.

Bumble has become a one stop shop for online dating and friendship pursuing since its inception nearly six months ago. Now, Whitney Wolfe is bringing her online dating application to the real world with a pop up shop in New York City.

The New York City pop up shop will be called the Hive and it will be getting a single month’s lease — at least to start. The location has been called the Hive and it will feature all of the charm and on message branding that Whitney Wolfe wants to get across with Bumble, her feminist dating application. The Hive is fully decked out to look like the hippest get together spot in the area and users are going to be able to go there to hang out, connect, find romance, or merely social network.

The fact that Bumble has its own physical location shouldn’t surprise anyone. Since being launched just six months ago, Bumble has turned into one of the fastest growing social platforms in the world. After just six months there are nearly half of a million users who are doling out nearly a quarter million messages per day to one another. In fact, more important is the knowledge that Bumble is growing by leaps and bounds every single week.

Whitney Wolfe has been a key component to the success of Bumble and the Bumble BFF network. Wolfe, of course, rose to fame as the co-founder of Tinder Wolfe is now focusing completely on the growth of Bumble from a mere application to what she describes as a true movement. With Whitney Wolfe on board it is hard to deny that the company is in good hands and we expect big things in the future.

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