Securus Technologies is the nation’s leading provider of inmate communication services. Serving over 3,500 institutions, the company provides calls at reasonable rates to a huge percentage of the nation’s prisoners.
But many do not know that Securus is a major provider investigatory solutions, crime prevention technologies and systems that allow the nation’s penal institutions to run smoother. With a research and development budget larger than any other company in its sector, Securus has been developing some of the most cutting-edge and innovative technologies seen in the prison industrial space.
Securus believes strongly in getting these crime preventing tools into the hands of the men and women who are charged with guarding the nation’s prisons. One example of these systems is Securus’ Location Based Services. This system enables corrections officers to keep close tabs on the locations to which inmates are placing calls from within the prison. This is been used in many investigations and has even been used as crucial evidence in cases involving serious crimes.
One of the most serious threats to the United States’ prisons is activity perpetrated by gangs. The main means by which these gangs carry out their activities is through the use of illicit communication both inside and outside of the prison. Location Based Services give law enforcement a tool to prevent gangs from plying their illegal trade inside or outside of the prison walls.
With location based services corrections officers can immediately determine where the calls are being placed and what parties are receiving them. The system can be set-up to automatically notify corrections officers of any suspicious or unusual calling activity, such as calls being placed within the immediate vicinity of the prison and calls being placed to known criminal parties.
Ultimately, such services make the nation’s prisons safer and allow prison staff to do their jobs with much more speed and effectiveness.