I am a corrections officer who is in charge of monitoring the inmates for contraband. Whether checking their visitors, monitoring their calls, or searching their cells, I have a job that is thankless and challenging. If I were to let my guard down for a single second, the inmates would easily take control and put me in serious trouble.
Collecting evidence is key to making the jail safer, and even if I acquire vast amounts of drugs, the inmates seem to have a never-ending flow that comes in a number of ways. My 20 years in the prison system has been exciting to say the least, and I have seen just about every way an inmate can get drugs into their cells. With the new security systems in the jails, it just go that much harder for inmates to continue to get their drugs.
Securus Technologies came to our jail and updated the inmate phone system recently. The new system was so advanced i needed to be trained on the LBS software. The reason we continue to use this Dallas TX based company is because CEO Rick Smith and his 1,000 employees all have one mission, to make the planet safer for us all.
Once the phone system was up and running and I learned how to use the software, I dove right in to see how the system worked. It did not take me long to break the code a few inmates were using to describe new drugs coming in and how they were going to smuggle them in the cell. We actually allowed the deal to go down so we could surprise the inmates in their cells that day. Once we found the drugs, they simply thought we had gotten lucky. We continued getting lucky that month to the point we put a huge dent in the flow of drugs in the jail this month.