My job as a corrections officer is one of the hardest in the country, and each year it seems like things are getting more violent behind these walls. My team of officers is always working hard to keep drugs from getting into the hands of the inmates because that only makes things worse for all inside. If a normally docile inmate is now on heroin, we need a half-dozen officers to get him to cooperate before he causes anyone harm.
In order to slow down the flow of drugs in our jail, what we do is step up the presence of officers in the visitor center. We know this is the one place in our jail where inmates and visitors are in close contact, so they can easily get things to one another without us seeing. We do searches and scans several times to ensure nothing gets into the jail. Our team will even do inmate cell inspections at random times to locate anything that could have gotten by.
One resource we use that has yielded some of the biggest busts in our facility is the inmate call monitoring system. This system was installed by Securus Technologies, and it allows us to listen to all the inmate calls more easily and pick out key conversations pertaining to things like drugs or weapons. The CEO of Securus Technologies says his 1,000 employees are dedicating their efforts to making the world a safer place for all to live.
Once the LBS software starts monitoring those calls, it would pick up on things like how the drugs get into the jail, who is smuggling drugs to the prison, and where everything is getting hidden once it is inside the walls of this facility. Now we can attack quickly before the drugs can be used or distributed.