Securus Technologies is the most effective provider of technology solutions for both criminal and civil purposes in that it enhances corrections, investigations, monitoring, and public safety. It has been able to solve some issues in the correctional facilities regarding technology which include contraband cell phones. Some correctional and law enforcement facilities that have not installed Wireless Containment Solutions have ended up with cases of inmates harming the general public.
Recently, it came as a shock when a Facebook live video was filmed by an inmate inside Evans Correctional Institution via the use of a contraband cell phone. The three and half minute video clip went viral on the internet. Jose Ariel Rivera who is a 31 year old is serving a ten-year sentence due to burglary. According to his public inmate profile, he was caught with a cellphone on some occasions illegally.
Another incident is that of Robert Johnson who worked at Lee Correctional Institution, South Carolina. His job was to do away with contraband in the institution. Johnson did his work so well to the extent that he was shot at his home. According to him, a week earlier before the shooting incident, he had found a huge contraband package in the institution. Recently, an ex-convict who had been released from prison a few months ago was arrested and convicted of attempting to kill Johnson. Sean Echols had been contacted via a contraband cell phone and a reloadable Greendot card with $6000 with an aim to kill Johnson. Additionally, Johnson says he was shocked when a nine-month-old baby lost his life in his mother’s arms in Georgia. An inmate had ordered for the murder because an uncle had done something they didn’t like.
Securus Wireless Containment Solutions was created with an aim to detect and prevent incidents like these or similar ones. Had the wireless Containment Solutions been installed in the correctional facilities, calls made by inmates could have been unable to connect thus prevent the shooting that occurred. In March this year, FCC voted to have contraband interdiction technology in correctional facilities. Johnson was among the people who testified before FCC on how to address the issue of doing away with contraband cell phones. According to Securus Technologies, more than 1.7 million illegal communication attempts in 8 U.S correctional facilities were detected and prevented between July 2016 and July 2017.
Securus Technologies has a Wireless Containment System to detect and prevent inmate phone calls. They have also invested $40 million in developing its solution to continue being the leading provider of civil and criminal technologies. The firm is also working to put up a phone network to which a phone connects to the network and calls a certain number. The inmates can then choose an action upon the number. This network will have an exception to numbers such as 911.