Prisons in America are dangerous places. They house the country’s most dangerous and violent criminals, so that ordinary, law-abiding citizens don’t have to worry about them in their daily lives. But without the men and women who guard these prisoners and keep America’s jails and prisons safe, those prisoners, even the ones who are locked behind the walls of maximum security institutions, would quickly become a serious threat to everyone.
That’s why it’s so important to get the best and most effective technologies into the hands of those staff members who are charged with guarding America’s prisoners. Securus Technologies, the largest provider of inmate communication services in the country, has been developing some of the most cutting-edge technologies deployed in the American prison industry over the last decade.
One of the ways in which Securus is making the prison at which it has been selected as a communications provider safer is through its comprehensive monitoring program. The company has widely deployed VoIP-based telephone technology that has the capability to monitor all communications on all devices placed within the prison. This includes the ability to convert all voice calls to text in real time and monitor them for any anomalous patterns or other indicators of criminal activity. This system has also aided in the collection and presentation of evidence in criminal trials. Thousands of cases have been made and convictions won through the use of the company’s monitoring, recording and transcription technology.
Deploying state-of-the-art biometrics and voice recognition technology, developed by the Department of Defense, Securus is able to identify all known parties participating in any conversation on the premises. These systems can instantly alert staff to begin monitoring the call if any suspicious activities or patterns are detected. Additionally, outside parties who are known to be criminals or are otherwise believed to present a security risk to the institution can be remotely and preemptively banned from all communications with prisoners.