Technology around us is evolving at a rate that we had never imagined. Every year, new improvements on existing technologies surface, being introduced to the general public. All aspect of life has benefited from the quick progression of technological advancement, but I sometimes wonder, do prisons also receive this kind of technological improvement?
The short answer is, yes. Along with the advancement that schools, hospitals, banks, commercial establishment and private homes are enjoying in the present, prisons are not left behind. One American company, called Securus Technologies, made it possible. Securus Technologies, founded in 1986, is based in Dallas, Texas. They have employed close to a thousand people, and have found to secure contracts with over two thousand correctional facilities in the United States. They focus their work on prison technologies, helping to tighten the security inside these areas.
One of their signature products was a system that would control prohibited cellular phones. It would stop these devices in connecting to networks outside, and limit the capabilities that their phone should have. Aside from their so-called Cell Defender technology, Securus Technologies also provide communications and tracking devices for detainees and parolees alike. These technologies that they develop are widely used in North America, with more than a million inmates benefiting from these systems in the United States alone.
Securus Technologies promises to develop these technologies further, providing safety for everyone. They even shared vision as to how their devices could probably work in the future, like being totally secure and requiring the inmate who uses the device to only communicate with individuals who has gotten the security’s approval. In my opinion, the future is bright for these types of corporations, as they have the potential to make it through everything and soon become a necessity for the nation’s security.