Securus Technologies is a leader in technology solutions for the criminal justice and public safety organizations in the United States. Securus Technologies has instituted the use of their wireless containment systems to eliminate inmates from successfully using contraband cell phones to promote crimes. In the recent past a cell phone was used to order a hit on a South Carolina corrections officer and a Georgia infant. In both cases an inmate or inmates were able to use a contraband cell phone to order the hits.
Most people are aware of the fact that prisoners are not allowed to own or use a cell phone while incarcerated. To get around these limits, inmates have enlisted family and friends to smuggle cell phones into the prisons. If found by prison officials, the cell phones are confiscated, but often not before they can be used. Securus Technologies found a way around searching for cell phones in the prison cells; instead they built a wireless containment system that stops calls emanating from inside the prison walls from making it outside to the networks if they haven’t been authorized.
The wireless containment system is essentially a network built inside the prison. Each cell phone call must be routed through that network before reaching an outside network or a network operated by AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, etc. When the wireless containment system fails to recognize a number, the call simply is not completed.
Robert Johnson is the contraband officer that stirred the ire of inmates to so much, that they ordered a hit on him. Early one morning, gunmen broke into his home while he was dressing for work and shot him six times in the mid-section. He was rushed to the hospital and after 23 surgeries and two resuscitations, he survived. When he started back to work, his aim was to put a stop to prisoners having access to cell phones while incarcerated. He spoke in congressional hearings and now he is a consultant with Securus Technologies, a company that has found a solution to the problem.
The incarcerated prisoners were so ruthless that they hired hit men to kill a nine month old baby, because he was the nephew of a wayward criminal cohort. The inmates were teaching him a lesson. The baby died in his mother’s arms on a Georgia street. The Securus Wireless Containment System prevents prisoners from successfully executing plans to harm other prisoners, prison guards and their families, witnesses, victims, friends, family and any others.
Inmates have found an effective way to continue their criminal activity from behind bars in prison. Securus Technologies has ensured that one of the highest threats to others has been eliminated. Prisons will no longer be able to complete cell phone calls from behind prison walls.