To get a better understanding of what type of dangerous conditions I deal with as a guard in a local jail, you have to see what I see. To me, this is probably one of the most dangerous jobs in the world because you are forced to be right up close to some of the most violent individuals on the planet who have little regard for your life or their own. Those serving life sentences have little to lose by hurting another person behind those prison walls, and unfortunately it usually is an officer.
In order to maintain a level of security for all those working inside our jail, we teamed up with Securus Technologies to try and reduce violence across all fronts. The company developed a state-of-the-art monitoring system that will replace dated telephone system in the jail. Now instead of several officers having to be taken away from more pressing issues to listen to inmates make calls, they ca be back on the front lines maintaining a degree of order.
The CEO of Securus Technologies, says that the new monitoring systems are already in 2,600 jails helping keep officers safe, and the company is available to offer assistance to help if needed. All of our officers were trained how the LBS software worked, and on day one we were eager to see the results.
Here are a few examples of how the Securus Technologies system helps officers today:
An inmate was recently searched when he told family on the phone he gets high in his cell at night.
Two family members were arrested when an inmate let on they would be bringing drugs to the visitor center for him.
Weapons were found in the yard after an inmate was talking on the phone about a hit on a rival gang.