Two of my family members are correctional officers at a maximum security prison. Safety is paramount, so any opportunity to circumvent a potential hazard is worth looking into. Recently we heard of a new technology that, I feel, will have a profound impact on criminal networking within the jail and prison system. The new technology is the Investigator Pro 4.0 with voice search, from the inmate communication company Securus JLG Technologies. Securus has shown itself to be a leader in the realm of criminal justice and inmate monitoring. Securus has enjoyed a successful history with over 2,600 contracts with correctional facilities in the United States. Securus has also received accreditation form the Better Business Bureau.
The IPRO 4.0 is capable of determining if multiple prisoners are calling a particular party. This is where the voice search feature can shine. The software allows for investigators to take a sample of the caller, or called person’s voice. The voice can then be cross referenced, with its immense database of incarcerated inmates’ voices. It is also possible to identify if the called party was once incarcerated. Finally, it can indicate if any current prisoners are talking to the released inmate. The voice search can be coupled with other IPRO 4.0 features to help investigators perceive patterns that criminals may be using through the prison telephone system
From the information gathered, one can begin to identify trends of certain inmates. This, I believe, will significantly cut down on criminal networking behind bars. Perhaps, it will also be instrumental in implicating an “unseen hand“, that otherwise would not be detected.