I am very intrigued by the developments in technology and how it is applied to every day life. Much of this is intrigued by what is around me: incorporation into my workplace, my gym, my home, etc. Securus Technologies is a large corporation headquartered in Dallas, Texas that specializes in a suite of prison security technology as well as inmate calling services. Although prison technology and security is a completely foreigh concept to me, the article outlined specific testimonials written in by real customers that shed light on issues I didn’t really know existed.
For example, one testimonial said that by using the cell phone monitoring service, the prison was able to find out there was a ring of contraband drugs, alcohol and other illegal activities going on within their walls. I wasn’t aware, but mobile phones themselves are contraband in prisons, but are smuggled in nearly as frequently as other contraband like drugs and guns. Securus Technologies has the capability to find cell phones that have been brought in illegally by tracing them. Not only that, but sometimes it is in the best use to not confinscate them right away and to find out what the inmate wanted to sneak the phone in for. For this, Securus also has the technology to turn off the wireless capabilities of a phone remotely, meaning it will have no internet connection. This could be incredibley damaging.
Finally, I was interested in one of the testimonials that talked about how innovative Securus technologies is. Their CEO said that typically not a week goes by where they don’t create or build onto a new development or new platform. One of the testimonials spoke directly to this fact.The person who wrote in thanked Securus for continuing to be on the cutting edge of prison technology and security.