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.