If you wanted to guess what was the most dangerous job in the country, hands down I would tell you that it has to be prison guards. The jail that I work has more violent gang members than all the other California prisons combined. These inmates have little regard for authority and for each other, so hurting anyone in their way has become a way of life for most of them. Me and my fellow officers work hard every day to maintain peace and keep everyone safe.
In the past we made use of a few techniques that would curb prison crime, and they took a huge group efforts. For one, we search each inmate and guest before they can interact in the visitor center. We do cell inspections daily, looking for anything the inmates can use to get the upper hand on use officers or one another. We even used to listen to the inmates on then phone to see if they were discussing drugs, weapons, or other contraband.
This year things got easier for us in one respect. Securus Technologies installed a call monitoring system in our facility that would do the work of many officers and pay very close attention to what the inmates were discussing when they made their calls. The LBS software is the key, able to monitor all their calls and instantly recognize potential trouble and alert us on the spot.
Securus Technologies is based in the state of Texas, has a thousand loyal employees, and they work towards an objective of keeping this planet safe. This year we have been able to stop more violent outbreaks just by getting the jump on fights, hidden weapons, and drug usage. If the system can identify contraband, we now have the ability to take swift action and eliminate any potential problem.