In an effort to make sure no drugs get inside our prison, my team of corrections officers must pay very close attention every second of the day. These inmates have nothing but time on their hands, so if they spot an opportunity, they are going to exploit it and try to get those drugs right under our noses. Even though we have resources, the inmates have time on their side, so we have to stay vigilant to keep our facility safe.
One of the things we do in an effort to keep the drugs out of the jail, we physically search each guest and inmate that comes to that visitor center. If we can not get the contraband out of the hands of the guest, we will search the inmates before they get to their cells. Those efforts yield results, but we still seem to have a serious problem on our hands. We are checking mail, checking inmate cells, and listening to the inmates when they make calls on the phone.
One of the most powerful resources that we use in the effort to get drugs out of our jail is the Securus Technologies call monitoring system. This technology allows my fellow officers to listen to inmates on the phone in a way like we never have before. The LBS software will do the work of a team officers, scanning all calls across all phones, picking out unique chatter on a number of subjects like drugs, weapons, and contraband.
When the monitoring system alerts my team of trouble, we are now able to jump into action and make our facility safer. If we can hear an inmate talking about hiding drugs in the jail, we locate it and remove it. When we hear inmates talking about family bringing drugs to the jail, then we intercept the meeting.