Securus Technologies strives to do good things to keep everyone safe. Being a technology company that’s used to run correctional facilities, Securus has recently provided a solution for a growing problem in facilities. The newest technology, known as wireless containment systems, or WCS, is combating this problem.
Two incidents have been made very publicly known regarding this topic. The first is regarding a corrections officer by the name of Robert Johnson. He was shot multiple times in retaliation plotted by an inmate using a contraband cell phone. The second is regarding a nine-month-old by the name of being killed, also in retaliation via an illegal cell phone. These horrific acts could have been prevented had WCS technology been in place.
Johnson has long since been advocating for WCS technology to save lives. The technology works by blocking cell phones from being used in the facility. Acting as a reverse cell tower, the technology has been tested and proven effective. Some may feel this invades the inmates’ privacy. While the inmates can make phone calls, the monitoring of calls is essential in facilities. Monitoring, a service which is provided by Securus, has been praised for preventing many crimes. The technology has solved crimes, led to evidence, and has also aided in the investigations. Furthermore, inmates are required to obey the rules of the facility to properly be rehabilitated prior to release.
A technology that enhances the lives of inmates has been in place for quite some time. After the acquisition of JPay, inmates have been able to access electronic communications via a tablet. While the usage is certainly limited, the inmates can access online courses to enrich themselves prior to being released. This company has also acted as a financial broker for wiring money to the facilities to assist the inmates and their loved ones.
Securus Technologies is headquartered in Texas and has been around for about three decades. Over the years, the company has had several acquisitions. Being a leader in telecommunications technology in correctional facilities, the company strives not only to help the inmates but the community in general as well. Providing services such as monitoring of off-site convicts help keep track of them to avoid unnecessary incidents. This is a company that’s going places and to keep an eye on.