One of the hardest jobs in the world is working as a guard in a prison. I know firsthand because today I am employed in a prison in Texas that has the highest concentration of violent gang members who would jump at the chance to hurt me and my team. To maintain order, we have to be vigilant in our efforts because it only takes a second for inmates to overpower an officer.
In the past we used to be able to keep the peace because there were less inmates, but overcrowded conditions have made it hard on everyone inside the jail. Inmates are crammed inside small cells with individuals they might not like, while others are placed in tent camps in the heat because we can not fit them in a cell. This makes for very tense times, so we value every resource at our disposal today.
When we were in contact with Securus Technologies about updating the inmate call monitoring system, little did any of us at the time realize that this resource would significantly improve the working conditions for all the staff inside this facility.
Securus Technologies is a Texas based company that employs thousands and has already installed their call monitoring system in thousands of prisons. The LBS software is the key to the success of the system, being able to listen to every second of every call these inmates are making, and quickly alert my team when there is any chatter bout concerning subject matter like drugs, weapons, contraband, gangs, or violence.
The advantage we have now and why this prison has seen such a reduction in violence is because my team can get ahead of any potentially dangerous situation now instead of always being in the position of trying to chase down the problem after it occurred.