Just because a person is locked up inside the jail does not mean that they are going to be deprived of the things that they have been accustomed to getting while free on the outside. To the frustration of me and my fellow inmates, there are many inmates who talk openly about being able to get things like drugs and alcohol into the prison. These things make the jail a more dangerous place to work, so we take some very serious efforts each day to try and control the flow of any contraband into the hands or cells of these inmates.
Although we have a number of resources available to us, perhaps the biggest is the inmate call monitoring system that was placed in the jail by Securus Technologies. The company is headed by CEO Richard Smith, and his Dallas-based business has a thousand employees who have said that they are serious about the objective of their company. That objective is simple, making the world a safe place for us all to live. To the credit of the company, they already have over two thousand of these call monitoring systems inside prisons all over this country.
Once I was shown how the LBS software worked, me and my team could not wait until we got to see what type of chatter was going on inside our facility. That first day we were amazing at what transpired on the phones. We heard calls about inmates requesting family sneak in a cellphone. We found out how one inmate was able to get alcohol in his cell. There were two inmates discussing how they did drugs in their cells after dark. Although we were shocked at what happened on the phone, it was a great feeling knowing we could take immediate action to eliminate those threats.