Securus Technologies is the industry leader when it comes to prison technology. The company provides a wide array of different technological solutions for correctional institutions across the United States. In fact, at the present time, Securus Technologies reports that it provides services to over 2,600 correctional facilities in the United States.
Securus Technologies was founded in the 1980s and is based in Dallas, Texas. The company is constantly expanding and increasing the number of solutions that it provides to correctional departments and institutions in North America.
Rick Smith, the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies, reports that the company comes up with a new product or service each week. He goes on to note that these new solutions are designed to help law enforcement and correctional officers solve crimes.
The reality is that crimes occur not only in the “real world,” but also inside correctional institutions as well. An exampled of a Securus Technologies technological solution designed to assist in detecting potential criminal activity in a correctional facility is the Securus Technologies inmate telephone system.
The head of a correctional institution recently reported on how the Securus Technologies inmate telephone system helped identify a corrupt staff member at the correctional facility. The staff member was intent on bringing contraband into the institution and delivering it to an inmate.
Thanks to the Securus Technologies inmate phone system, a warrant was obtained following the collection of evidence through an appropriate monitoring of certain phone calls. Armed with the warrant, evidence was collected that demonstrated the staff member intended to introduce contraband into the institution. He was arrested and now faces criminal prosecution.
Contraband introduced into a correctional facility includes everything from drugs to mobile phones. Stopping the flow of contraband is a major objective for correctional institutions in the United States.