Securus Technologies Inc. Aims to Protect Us

With an investment of over 40 million dollars, Securus Technologies Inc. has developed a technology that will regulate the cell phone use by our inmates. Since July 2016, this Wireless Containment Solutions (WCS) has stopped over 1.7 million calls out of the prison system by inmates who have cell phones. In March 2017, Ex-Correctional Officer Robert Johnson addressed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). During that same month, the FCC voted to streamline the process. Thus, reducing paperwork and wireless carries for the prison facilities. Johnson wanted to make sure the board new and understand the importance this is to keep the public safe.

 

 

Due to a law that restricts jamming signals, the FCC had to find another solution. Securus has been contracted to provide inmates to make paid phone calls from inside the prison. Therefore, giving another solution. Now that the technology is within the prison, Securus has their system in place to not only provide this service but to block cell phone calls from cell phones. As an inmate tries to call out with a cell phone, it goes to Securus Technologies Inc. Then if the call is not on the approved calling list, it will not go out. Instead, it will be kicked back telling the inmate the call could not be completed as dialed. The prisoner thinks that the call is going out as normal. They do not realize the Securus is monitoring the activity.

 

 

Securus Technologies Inc. and Johnson believe strongly in this project. Even though it has not been available in every prison across the United States, it is growing. As the technology continues to develop, the security will become better. Securus is striving to improve WCS. With more tests, they will have the perfect weapon against the use of cell phones by inmates. I pray that one day I will turn on the television, listen to the radio, or read the newspaper and hear about WCS being in every prison and the lives they are saving through their technology to block cell phone use within the prison system.

 

 

Securus Technologies Inc. are based out of Dallas, Texas. They serve many agencies throughout law enforcement and the Department of Corrections. As they serve these agencies, they provide a much-needed service for more than 1.2 million inmates throughout North America. Securus has a goal to keep us safe and provide hope for the inmates by allowing them to contact loved ones. Technology has come a long way thanks to Securus Technologies Inc. We now can feel safer walking out the door. As technology continues to evolve, our safety continues to improve.

 

 

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