We were notified that a very dangerous fugitive had escaped the local prison only an hour ago, and the local law enforcement had already set up a perimeter to catch him. My team of fugitive hunters know that these perimeters only work if the suspect hasn’t gotten a ride out of the area. My team believed he was met at the jail and driven to a safe house within that hour.
Since we knew the suspect was most likely going to be deep in hiding for the next few days, we had to find someone who would talk. When dealing with these type cases, it is usually the case that the suspect keeps everything quiet except for a few individuals who helped with the escape to eliminate any information getting to police.
There was zero chance of family or friends helping us find this suspect, so we did the next best thing, we returned back to the prison he just escaped from. The inmates would not tell us anything, even if they knew for fear of being labeled a snitch. That was not why I was in the jail, it was because I knew Securus Technologies had their inmate monitoring system in place, and it was going to do all the heave lifting in this case for me.
Securus Technologies is in over two thousand jails, and all 1,000 employees are dedicating their time to making the world safer for us all to live. The LBS software can pick up on chatter from inmates about any subject, so we were hoping someone would say anything about the fugitive. Minutes after we arrived, one inmate did pick up the phone to see if the package had safely arrived. We knew what this meant, and had officers at that location in minutes to take that fugitive back to jail.
When you work in a jail, you have to trust your fellow officers with your life because you are outnumbered by violent inmates who will strike out in the blink of an eye if they have the opportunity. I am always concerned about making it home each night because if the inmate is high or has access to a weapon, they could cause me serious harm before I have the chance to defend myself. We put a huge effort in each day to limit the weapons or drugs getting into the jail.
Our entire team of corrections officers understand that the less drugs in the jail, the less chances an inmate will lose control and go after an inmate. We also understand that many visitors are ordered to come to the jails with weapons and drugs, despite the risk of serving jail time themselves. We have a huge police presence at the visitor center, and we are always working hard to search each person thoroughly so nothing gets in the jail.
Even with that extra effort, we noticed the violence was continuing, something was definitely wrong. On a hunch, we took to our inmate call system that was installed by Securus Technologies, looking for any leads to the issue. The LBS software was key in helping us to discover chatter about weapons we would have never been able to discover simply listening to inmates talk to those on the outside over the phone.
To my surprise, we discovered one of the inmates was ordering people to come to the jail with various weapons, but they were all instructed to see a certain officer when they came to the visitor center. This officer was on the take, and thanks to Securus Technologies, this corrupt staff member that put us all at risk was removed from the line of duty and our jail is that much safer.
Securus Technologies, a top criminal and civil justice technology solutions provider for investigation, monitoring, public safety and corrections, has issued corrections to GTL’s press release released on June 7, 2016. Securus stated in a press release that the claims by GTL contained a number of statements that were inaccurate and misleading. The press release from Securus was necessitated by the need to provide clarification and correction about some incorrect claims made by GTL.
Richard A. Smith, CEO of Securus Technologies, stated that GTL fully understood that patent litigation takes a number of years and costs lots of money in the region of millions of dollars in pursuing it. Securus wondered what GTL planned to achieve using the “scorched earth” approach that it was using. Securus asserted that it would continue to assert its own patent in response to the approach favored by GTL. GTL’s approach does not have any logic given that Securus has a superior technology and a patent portfolio that is more extensive. Richard added that he had challenged GTL to a technology bake-off challenge but they had not responded to it a number of times. He added that it all made sense now why the company opted for what it is doing now by issuing press releases that are in dire need of corrections. He equated the silence on the challenge as most telling from GTL.
About Securus Technologies
Securus Technologies has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas and offers its services to over 2,600 law enforcement, corrections agencies and public safety. It also serves over 1,000,000 inmates all across North America. Securus Technologies shows its commitment to serve and offer connections through offering emergency response, public information, incident management, investigation, communication, biometric analysis, inmate self-service and monitoring services and products aimed at making the world safer. The company lives up to its catch phrase “connecting what matters” by offering the best services to connect people.