As a prison guard in the most dangerous prison in Florida, my job gets more dangerous as the overcrowding increases each month. Add into the mix the most violent gang members are piling into our facility and you can see why we as officers have to really be on our game or we risk serious injury each day. Luckily for my team, we were about to discover a resource in Securus Technologies that would change the way officers were able to protect ourselves and everyone who must be behind these walls at some point.
Every day that I show up for work at the prison is a new adventure of itself. The guards and myself are always outnumbered, so we work as a tight group of individuals with one goal, keeping the peace and protecting each other. This can be difficult considering that we only work a fraction of the hours that the inmates are trapped behind these walls. The inmates spot weaknesses all the time and they use it to their advantage. By the time we discover the trouble, it can be too late. Luckily, Securus Technologies was about to change that for my team.
Securus Technologies has been the leader in the industry when it comes to inmate telephone call monitoring devices. Once the system was in our facility and my fellow officers understood how the LBS software worked, we couldn’t wait to see how things were going to change. On that first day, we were literally floored when the call monitoring system picked up on inmates talking about how their family could sneak in to the visitor center drugs. This was key because we got the jump on this illegal activity and took the drugs out of circulation before they ever had the chance to get to the inmates and make life difficult for us all.