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.
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ConnectUs Automated Forms may not seem like a game-changing innovation, but it assuredly is. There are several reasons for this, chief among them the expediency with which infrastructural paperwork can now be dealt with. ConnectUs Automated Forms cuts out the middle-man at correctional facilities. Where before, an inmate would have to fill out a form and physically get it to a guard, who would then have to physically transport it to the right spot, where it would be eventually attended to, now all an inmate has to do with ConnectUs is hit the “Send” button. The program is automated, and so transmits information to those who process it immediately, where they can get through it as time permits.
ConnectUs is produced by Securus Technologies. Securus Technologies developed in the eighties, and as of today boasts over 2,600 corrective facilities among their constituency, and over 1.2 million inmates using the technologies they’ve developed. Via ConnectUs, there will be substantial savings in time and money, but there is another area often unconsidered which has positive benefit as well. Oftentimes inmates may not receive the best correctional care. They may be shuffled through the cracks and lost. With ConnectUs, this is going to happen less often. Notifications can be set to remind caseworkers of forms which need addressed. Meanwhile, inmates can see whether or not their issue has been seen to, and so refrain from taking guards away from meaningful duty to ask pointless questions.
Securus Technologies is always on the lookout for the next big technological breakthrough, and ConnectUs is just one installment in an already decades-long track record of exceptional technological delivery. What the future holds for this organization is impossible to guess, but if the successes from ConnectUs are any indication, the sky is the limit. It’s no wonder Securus has become accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.