Securus Technologies Boosts Correctional Institution Security with its Wireless Containment Systems

A primary security issue a local, state, and federal correctional facilities in the United States centers on the illegal use of cellphones by inmates. Each and every day, in institutions across the United States, inmates are able to smuggle cellphones into institutions. This oftentimes is accomplished through the institutional visitation process.


The story of Florida correctional officer Robert Johnson underscores the seriousness of illegal cellphones in penal institutions. Johnson was employed at a correctional facility in the Sunshine State when he discovered a box containing contraband intended for the inmate population. His efforts prevented what amounted to about $50,000 worth of contraband from being introduced into the correctional facility.


When this occurred, and in its immediate aftermath, Johnson was unaware that the inmate behind the smuggling operation already had managed to get a cellphone into the facility. Armed with the mobile device, the inmate was able to take action to retaliate against Johnson from blocking the introduction of the contraband into the correctional facility.


The inmate telephoned a colleague outside of the institution. Through a phone call, the inmate ordered a hit on correctional officer Johnson. The associate in the “real world” was ready, will, and able to carry out the hit.


Johnson was preparing for work one morning when the inmate’s associated broke down the correctional officer’s front door. The would be assassin entered the home, opened fire on Johnson. Johnson was shot multiple times and nearly lost his life.


Following the shooting incident, Johnson has devoted his time and energy to telling his story. He is intent on making certain that all correctional institutions in the United States implement effective solutions to eradicate and keep cellphones from the hands of incarcerated offenders.


Securus Technologies has developed an important technology designed to combat the presence of illegal cellphones in correctional institutions. Securus Technologies is a Dallas based company that currently services over 3,400 correction as well as law enforcement agencies in North America. Its reach includes over 1.2 million inmates.


Securus Technologies has created the Wireless Containment Systems, or WCS. WCS is designed to prevent the introduction of cellphones into correctional institutions. It is also designed to eliminate those cellphones that have made it into a facility.


In implanting its WCS, Securus Technologies has kept track of the incidence of illegal phone calls at eight correctional facilities in North America. Based on its own efforts, Securus Technologies has prevented 1.7 million illegal inmate communications at these eight correctional institutions over the course of a one year time period. Understanding that there are thousands of different types of correctional facilities in the United States alone, the problem of illegal inmate communications truly can be classified fairly as being severe and dangerous.

Securus Technologies Has Plans For The Future

I know of Securus Technologies as a company that is preparing itself for the future all the time. They would like to keep abreast of the technology so that they can keep pace with it. Also, they would like to know the changing needs of their customers so that they can provide for these accordingly.


Securus Technologies is focused on making the corrections facilities safer. This helps to reduce the inmates-on-inmates crimes as well as make the jails safer. Besides, it would also help to keep the inmates, their families, friends, and the society safe.


The company is well aware that technology is developing rapidly. Hence inmates would like to use much more than voice calls in order to remain connected with their friends and family. Earlier they were happy if they could just send messages to them. But now they would also like to do video calls with them, send them emails, photos and so on. Securus Technologies would like to provide them all this and much more.


Hence the option of video calling is being provided by Securus Technologies. In addition, they would like to make all their services more affordable so that all the inmates can use them.


In addition, Securus Technologies allows the inmates to use their own devices even. They simply need to use the networking services being provided by them. This helps Securus Technologies to record the calls so that these recordings can be used when required. Besides, it would also help to know about any illegal activities that may be going on inside the jail premises.


Securus Technologies has provided an online platform in which inmates get access to several jobs, health, security, and entertainment related options. Hence the company is focused on providing the inmates with a holistic experience that would make life easier for them.


Securus Technologies Phone Communication Technology Options

The methods for keeping in contact with inmates is steadily increasing. Back when they gave inmates the option of calling through phone, the option was very expensive. Fortunately, there has been a lot of work put forth to bring in more options. At the same time, mobile technology and the internet has made it easier for people to access more content with their phones. Therefore, people who have mobile phones will be able to take the most advantage of the new features that come with the new offers. For one thing, they bring forth a lot of convenience for both family members and the inmates.


One of the most used features for keeping in contact with inmates is called Advanced Connect. One of the reasons that this is the most used is because it is prepaid. Therefore, people have control over the amount they pay. They are able to pay for the amount of minutes they use so that they can keep in touch with the inmates without losing too much money. The sense of control over the finances that people have with Advance Connect make it the preferred choice for people who want to keep in touch with the inmate they know.


Another option is called the Direct Bill. This allows the person to be billed for the call that the inmate sends. Then there is the traditional collect call which allows the inmate’s family to accept the collect call and have it billed to the individual for the month. Then there is Inmate debit which is probably one of the best choices because the inmate pays for his own telephone calls. This takes the extra pressure and charges off of the family of the inmate. Securus is showing a lot of creativity when it comes to thinking up better ways to keep the inmate in touch with his family.