Gang violence in our prison has been on the rise for may years. The trouble is that the jail is getting more crowded, and the inmates are having to share close quarters with one another, and rival gangs simply do not mix well with others. My job as a corrections officer in this jail is to maintain order so that the inmates can do their time without having to make life difficult for us all.
The one thing we focus our efforts on daily is making sure that we keep drugs out of the hands of the inmates. To do this successfully, we start each day by doing surprise cell inspections for contraband. Despite it irritating the inmates, it helps to keep things out of their hands that they can use to hurt one another. Then we focus on the visitor center, doing physical searches of every visitor and inmate during the visits. Anything that we can take out of the equation here will go a long way in making life easier for all behind these prison walls.
We also make use of the inmate call monitoring system that was recently installed in the prison by Securus Technologies. This Dallas-based company is headed by Richard Smith, and his employees are all working toward the goal of helping to make the world a little safer for everyone. If the inmates are talking on the phones about drugs, the LBS software will pick up that chatter and alert us to take action.
This year we have heard inmates talking on the phone about how drugs can be bought in the yard, where the drugs are hidden in cells, and which gang members are bringing drugs to the jail to pass to the other gang members. We take immediate action each time to make things safer around here.
There are a number of things being offered by Securus Technologies. These are highly innovative products that are highly beneficial for the inmates, their friends, families and even the parolees.
Jail Voicemail is one such innovative product that is offered by Securus Technologies. This is a perfect option for all those who do not like waiting for getting a call. This may be because there is some important news to be shared. I know of people whose schedule has changed making them miss out on phone calls. At such times, they only wish to communicate directly to their incarcerated loved one. This has been made possible by the feature of Jail Voicemail from Securus Technologies that allows one to communicate on their own terms.
Jail Voicemail means that initiating communication as well as sharing of important information becomes easy and simple.
There is a given number that needs to be dialed. Next, the correctional facility has to be selected where the incarcerated loved one has been housed. Now the voice prompts have to be followed in order to leave your voicemail. Once done, the incarcerated loved one gets notified automatically that there is a voicemail waiting for them.
This facility is already available at several correctional facilities. New facilities are being added on a regular basis.
Securus Technologies is offering Video Services too.
The Video Visitation is a service that allows convenient access to visit the incarcerated loved ones. It allows the pre-scheduling of Onsite Visit that can be done from anywhere by using a computer, or a tablet or even a smartphone.
The type of visit has to be scheduled first, followed by scheduling Anywhere Visit. This helps to save on time as well as eliminate travel. This means that there is no need to drive to the correctional facility or wait in a long line to meet your loved one.