Former Florida Correctional Officer Leads Campaign to Eliminate Illegal Cell Phones from Prisons

Securus Technologies is ranked as the industry leader when it comes to products, services, and solutions designed to enhance the operation of correctional institutions. Included among the solutions offered by Securus Technologies are services and products designed to improve institutional security. These solutions also work to enhance public safety as well.

 

One of the effective, important solutions created by Securus Technologies is its Wireless Containment System. The Wireless Containment System from Securus Technologies is designed to identify and eliminate illegal mobile phones from correctional institutions.

 

The reality is that illegal mobile devices within the walls of correctional facilities is a major problem in this day and age. As part of its own effort to bring its Wireless Containment System to prisons and jails across North America, Securus Technologies conducted its own analysis of the extent of the problem of cell phones in correctional facilities.

 

This analysis revealed that during a one year period of time, Securus Technologies intercepted an astounding 1.7 million illegal communications by inmates in correctional facilities. What makes this data even more alarming is that these 1.7 interceptions occurred at only eight correctional facilities. In other words, this analysis by Securus Technologies really only speaks to what is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to illegal mobile devices being used in prisons and jails in the United States.

 

Securus Technologies is headquartered in Dallas. The company is the largest provider of a broad spectrum of services, products, and solutions for correctional institutions and law enforcement agencies in the United States.

 

The research undertaken by Securus Technologies comes into sharp focus when a person considered the case of Robert Johnson. Johnson was a highly respected, hard working correctional officer in the state of Florida. One day at work, Johnson discovered a box containing contraband that was intended for the inmate population. The efforts of Johnson kept about $50,000 of illegal contraband out of the hands of offenders.

 

What Johnson was not aware of at the time was that the inmate who was trying to get the contraband into the facility already had an illegal cell phone in his possession. With the illicit mobile phone, the inmate contacted a fellow gang member, a man who was not incarcerated.

 

The inmate ordered a hit on Johnson. After issuing the order, the fellow gang member broke into Johnson’s house early one morning. He shot the correctional officer multiple times, nearly killing him.

 

Since the incident, Johnson has made bringing attention to the serious problem of illegal cell phones inside correctional institutions his mission in life. He speaks across the country on this very serious problem. His person story is really making people focus on the need to eradicate illegal mobile devices from correctional facilities.

 

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