Securus Technologies continues preventing crime through innovation

Even though the nation’s prisons are places where inmates go to serve time for crimes they’ve committed on the outside, oftentimes, these prisons become a sort of criminal university for inmates to hone their illicit skills and continue the lifestyle that led them to prison in the first place.


The truth is that the nation’s prisons are hotbeds of criminal activity. Without the good work of highly trained professional guards using state-of-the-art equipment, the nation’s prisons would quickly spiral out of control, becoming dens of criminal activity as bad as any of the worst ghettos in the nation.


But one company, Securus Technologies, is doing more than, perhaps, anyone else to fight crime that takes place within the nation’s prisons. It is doing this through high-tech innovation, putting the tools that guards and administrative staff need to maintain safety and order within the nation’s prisons into their hands.


Securus’ video visitation technology is just one example among many that are making the nation’s prison safer. Video visitation allows inmates to stay in nearly constant touch with their family members, simulating an in-person visitation by allowing inmates to talk with their loved ones over a high-definition display, using face-to-face communication. This technology has proven to be so popular with inmates that it provides a powerful incentive to get inmates to maintain their best behavior at all times. The prospect of losing the ability to have daily, face-to-face conversations with their loved ones on the outside has proven to be sufficient to keep the vast majority of inmates from committing infractions while incarcerated.


The video visitation system also enables a high degree of control over the spread of gang activity. Through the use of automated algorithms, Securus’ video visitation platform is able to automatically monitor thousands of conversations a day, bringing to the attention of staff any conversation that may indicate involvement in criminal activity or violations of the prisons rules.


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