I work in a very dangerous and overcrowded jail as a corrections officer, and each day I put my life on the line. These inmates are always looking for ways to stay one step ahead of the law, and if they can get their hands on drugs or weapons, then that can be a real game-changer. To try and make the jail as safe a place for me and my coworkers, the visitors, as well as inmates, I need to be able to stop the flow of contraband into the jail.
We start each day by taking the time to physically inspect each person coming into the jails. They are run through a machine that picks up on anything they should not be carrying, yet the flow of drugs seemed to be getting worse in the jail. We even take time each day to do surprise cell inspections, and although we do uncover weapons and drugs, it is barely enough to slow down the problem.
Knowing e had a real problem on our hands, my team was instructed to learn the LBS software for the latest inmate phone system that was installed by Securus Technologies. This new call system would allow us to listen to the inmates on the phone like never before. Not only could we pick up on specific chatter concerning drugs and weapons, it revealed some very disturbing information.
One day, a high-ranking gang member was overheard on the inmate call system talking about low-level street gang soldiers bringing drugs to the jail, but making certain they went through and saw a certain corrections officer. What we discovered was this corrupt staff member was turning a blind-eye to certain visitors, and the flow of drugs was because of his failure to uphold the law. Thanks to Securus Technologies, this individual was taken down and serving his own sentence.