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.
Securus Technologies is a leading provider of communications platforms for correctional institutions, law enforcement agencies, and safety organizations. Currently, over 2,200 correctional institutions are served as well as over 1,200,000 inmates.
Securus provides different communications platforms such as full and limited phone services, so families will be able to keep in touch with their loved ones who are incarcerated. Different payment plans such as debit plans, collect, direct bill and others make it convenient to tailor a plan that fits the needs of the participant. There is also jail voicemail, email and money transfer capabilities.
Recently, GTL, a major competitor has made public announcements that they have facilities and rates that are much better than Securus and that people should switch their usage from Securus to GTl. Consequently, Securus has offered to have a public challenge, to be judged by an independent source to prove the claims that GTL is making to be false. There are no better rates in the industry, and with the broad reach of Securus programs, there is no better service.
With all the noise and bravado put forth by GTL when things got down to the wire, GTL politely bowed out of the challenge and decided not to compete. This is what Securus thought would happen because GTL has very limited capabilities in comparison to Securus.
Customers who have switched over to Securus from GTL have overwhelmingly stated that they prefer the services that are offered by Securus by a 3 to 1 margin over the GTL services. Securus has enjoyed an excellent reputation due to its investment in the best possible technology and the award-winning call center that helps customers get where they want to go. For the best institutional communications, it is always Securus that brings home the best in performance and quality.