Securus: The Prison Telephone Company Keeping The Outside World Safe

As you can imagine, lifelong criminals will spend time in and out of jail. It is a lifelong yo-yo effect. Many of these criminals will stop committing crimes and get off the merry-go-round. But a certain percentage of them will perpetually commit crimes and those are the inmates Securus is targeting with its new software.

 

Just because you are incarcerated does not mean you stop committing crimes. Many gang members and other individuals involved with organized crime continue to plan and order crimes from the inside of prisons. The easiest way for these people to express their plans is through the telephone.

 

Securus Technologies is the company providing those telephone services. They take advantage of the situation by recording each communication transmitting through their lines. Of course, they put all of this information into a digital database that is separated by inmate number, time and date.

 

But many prisoners talk in a sort of code to evade law enforcement. With Securus’s new innovation, that code does not help them very much. The new software innovation allows searches of the entire database for particular phrases or someone’s voice. A recorded voice is deconstructed into its most basic compliments for analysis by the software. Once the software has walked onto the voice it can search the database for every phone call where that voice is heard.

 

This allows law enforcement to connect the dots on the outside of the prison. Perhaps a certain phrase continues to pop up on the same day banks are robbed in the area. They can then show a lawyer and a judge the connection between these phrases in order to secure search warrants and arrest warrants. Oftentimes, this valuable information is used to prevent crimes happening on the outside of prisons which keeps all of the safer.

 

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