Securus steps up the fight against crime in U.S. prisons

In the United States, the prison system has received much criticism for what is widely regarded as an institution riddled with inequalities and Injustice. This has led many Americans to have an under appreciation of the vital job that prison staff attends to every day. Without highly competent, trained personnel, American prisons would quickly devolve into extremely dangerous hotbeds of criminal activity.

 

Securus Technologies, the country’s largest provider of inmate communication services, continues to develop cutting-edge technologies that aid prison staff in their crucial job of keeping the country’s prisons safe. The company has quickly become enormously popular with its customers, America’s carceral institutions. The technologies that Securus deploys have been used in countless investigations and criminal proceedings and have aided prosecutors in bringing those prisoners who routinely commit crimes while incarcerated to justice.

 

One area in which Securus has greatly enhanced abilities of staff and administrators to fight crime within their institutions is with its Stingray cellular detection technology. This system, developed on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, has proven a crucial element in the fight against contraband cellular devices that so often circulate within the country’s prisons. These are used by dangerous gangs of organized criminals to perpetrate crimes, extort fellow prisoners and have even been used in the commission of murders on the outside. In short, contraband cellular devices are the main way that organized criminal gangs within the nation’s prisons communicate.

 

Prisons in which this cellular detection and location technology have been deployed have shown notable decreases in criminal activity within their walls. This is yet another tool that gives staff a leg up in the ongoing fight to keep prisons and society at large safe. And it’s just one example of the many technologies that Securus, with a billion dollar research and development budget, has produced over the last decade for its institutional clients.