How Securus Technologies Prevents Inmate Cell Phone Crime

Securus Technologies has a unique policy. The company works with prison systems with the goal of stopping the use of contraband cell phones. While this may not sound like a big deal, contraband cell phones are actually the top contraband item capable of doing the most danger. If you don’t believe me, ask Robert Johnston. Robert was shot six times after a hitman broke into his house on evening. He had no connection whatsoever to the hitman. However, he did have a connection to the man who ordered the hit using a contraband cell phone from his prison cell. Robert was a former corrections officer who had bad blood with one of the prison inmates. The man placed a contract to have Robert killed by using a cell phone that had been illegally smuggled into the prison.


During the evening in question, Robert heard his door being kicked in before he saw a man wielding a gun enter his residence. He tried to block the man from getting down the hall, where his wife was sleeping. The man shot him six times and the next thing Robert remembers he woke up on the bathroom floor, covered in blood.


Robert now works for Securus Technologies, where it is his duty to help provide technology that will stop the use of contraband cell phones. Among that technology is the Wireless Containment Solution. This technology ensures that even if a cell phone is smuggled in to a prison, it will not be able to make or receive cell phone calls. This is one of the projects Robert works with most.


Securus Technologies has a strong focus on stopping the use of contraband cell phones in prison. A contraband cell phone is basically a weapon when it falls into the wrong hands. Among other crimes, many inmates use these cell phones to contract hit on people on the outside. For example, the man that was contracted to kill Robert was paid $6,000 that was placed on a credit card. Of all of the weapons that are smuggled into prisons, a cell phone (especially when connected to a wireless network) has the most potential to do damage.


Securus Technologies is one of the rare companies that have the duty of keeping technology out of the hands of people who intend to use it for harm. The company has a sterling reputation and has prevented countless crimes over the years.


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