What I Learned Today About Prison Technology

Did you ever stop and think about how our country’s correctional officers are able to monitor the daily threats that arise in our prison systems? When I do I think of tough officers breaking up fights in “the yard.” However, I have no knowledge of the true threats they face. I recently read a PR Newswire article about Securus Technologies that shed some light on how the prison technology company was on the cutting edge of innovation that helps to stop possible threats, often even before they start. The testimonials from Securus clients’ talked about things like how with the technology they could monitor illegal phone calls to contraband cell phones and do things like break up drug rings, be alerted to corrupt employees and monitor calls to find out things that will be invaluable in helping to ensure criminals are locked up for the crimes they committed. The article can be found here.


Securus Technologies is an interesting company, and from my understanding they have grown leaps and bounds by providing technology to prisons that keeps up with the ever-growing digital threats from contraband phones. For example, they provide a technology that monitors and is able to track and pinpoint illegal cell phones that may have been brought to prisoners by other inmates, visitors or even corrupt staff. These cell phones can be a huge threat as they can often connect to wireless networks and open a portal of access that will likely be used for farm.


Securus also offers things like recording of phone calls from these contraband cell phones. This means that correctional facilities now can do more than simply find a phone and take it away, they can monitor what the actual goal of risking sneaking in a cell phone was. This information often helps gather evidence that ensures the guilty person is punished as they should be.

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