Video Visitation

Securus Technologies Making Jail Safer for Everyone

When you talk about safety in the jail, you are not only talking about me and my fellow corrections officers, there are so many more people. Our job is to keep one another safe, but also each inmate, each contractor, every worker in the jail, as well as visitors to the facility. With so many people to keep safe, me and my team have to work tirelessly to ensure nothing gets inside the jail that could put anyone in harm’s way. The top of that list includes drugs and weapons of any kind.

 

To help keep our facility safe, we have a few routines we work through every day, sometimes more than once each day. Me and my fellow officers do surprise cell inspections around the clock, and we gather up any contraband that should not be in the possession of the inmates. We even have a huge presence in the visitor center because this is the place where things like weapons or drugs could exchange hands easily. Even with that effort, things still get into the hands of those inmates willing to take a risk.

 

When Securus Technologies installed a new inmate call monitoring system, we didn’t even realize at the time this was going to be perhaps the biggest and most effective resource in our efforts to make the jail safe. We were all trained to use the LBS software, and began to pick up on conversations right out of the gate. One morning we heard an inmate talking about needing his fix, and to bring it tomorrow, so we intercepted that family member easily. We hear chatter about where drugs are hiding in our jail, and sent teams to confiscate everything.

 

In only a few weeks, with the help of Securus Technologies, we’ve nearly stopped the flow of contraband from the outside to inmates.

 

Securus Technologies Solves a Big Problem in Jails and Prisons Across the Country

Securus Technologies is the provider of communications services for correctional institutions, law enforcement agencies, and safety organizations all across North America. They currently provide services to over 3,400 clients and 1.2 million inmates and their families.

 

Securus provides a secure and painless way for inmates and their families to stay in touch on a daily basis, if necessary. There are several plans available such as prepaid calling, inmate debit, where the inmate pays the bill, direct billing to the family and collect calling. There is also video calling where the parties can see each other during the call and Jail voicemail.

 

A recent addition to the services that Securus provides is their phone call monitoring software. This allows law enforcement and prison systems to prevent crimes from occurring and means of solving crimes that have been committed. If criminals use the communications systems for criminal purposes, there will be a record of the conversations that can be used as evidence against them.

 

For example, one correctional facility was able to accumulate enough evidence from various phone calls to obtain a search warrant that pertained to a possible crime.

 

Many correctional institutions are using the service to detect criminal activity that is taking place or is being planned to take place. Illegal activities such as selling and using drugs and alcohol within the confines of the prisons is being thwarted and stopped. Having the monitoring software available is making the facilities much safer and more secure.

 

Securus Technologies is reaching out to correctional facilities and other law enforcement agencies, along with loyal customers and investors to come to their Dallas, Texas headquarters for a demonstration of these services at their Technology Center. A private presentation of the emergency response system, public information, information inmate, inmate self-service and the various monitoring services is available upon request.

 

Securus is Finding New Ways to Connect

Security leader Securus Technologies is making noise again. Working closely with security and prison systems they’ve recently unveiled on PR Newswire a new and more convenient way of providing visitations via their mobile app for video calls. A testament to that noise is in the over sixty thousand downloads of this new app in less than a six month span.

Along with the ease and convenience of visitations that are improved, the ability for remote connection affords a connection between an incarcerated family member or loved one. Sometimes a visitation isn’t possible or practical. It just isn’t the same experience sharing a birthday, graduation and so on without being able to “see” them. Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njhhJG2StgA.
It shouldn’t surprise anyone that this Dallas, Texas based company has come up with this new idea. According to PR Newswire, the’re best known for their work with corrections facilities, public safety officials and law enforcement, this just feels like another step in the act of serving and connecting people. That connection has brought the families of over one million inmates together.
The focus and the work of Securus in the field of safety has apparently made them a good fit for supplying those connections to the incarcerated. Obviously the security factor in this newest app needed to be of the highest priority. The work of Securus Technologies involving their monitoring products, emergency response and information systems must have served them well in this latest endeavor.
Is virtual visitation next? Only time will tell, but it probably won’t be too long before Securus shares another new concept, service or product that will yet again enhance the connection between people everywhere. So we will just have to wait and see – who knows, maybe we will have to ‘virtually’ wait and see?