Although me and my fellow corrections officers have numerous resources at our disposal to keep everyone safe behind these prison walls, we are always on the hunt for any way to keep the inmates from hurting themselves, other inmates, visitors, staff, and my fellow officers.
The life of a corrections officer is dangerous to say the least, but if you approach each day with laser focus and make use of all those resources, you can get through the day safely.
One of the resources we use daily are the drug-sniffing dogs. These canines will enter a cell and locate items the inmates are trying to hide from us. Many times these items are in plain sight, but the dogs have little trouble being able to spot them and alert my team so we can get those items out of circulation. Whether drugs or weapons, these items pose a serious threat once in the hands of the inmates.
We utilize large body scanners in the visitor center to make sure nothing is coming in that the inmates can make use of. We not only run the visitors through these scanners, we make sure the inmates pass through before they go back to their cells. We used to monitor calls the inmates made, but the latest resource may have turned out to be the most valuable of them all.
Securus Technologies provided our facility with a new inmate call monitoring system, and what is does is scan all calls for any verbiage pertaining to drugs, violence, weapons, and more. The team at Securus Technologies are working to making the world safer, and this system is already in thousands of jails around this country. With thousands of dedicated employees working for their CEO Rick Smith, we feel this resource will help to tighten things up around our prison.