The modern cell phone or smartphone is a powerful computing device. From communicating to tracking features, today’s cell phone offers many capabilities and benefits. But it can also be used to break rules. Criminals and drug dealers are increasingly using cell phones to direct operations across the world. Trying to eliminate cell phone technologies to stop illegal activities could only make things worse. Opportunely, governments can be able to control the adverse effects of cell phone usage, especially in the hands of criminals by using wireless containment systems.
Wireless Containment Systems
There have been many instances of inmates using contraband cellphones to share information and direct illegal activities while in prison. A 31-year-old serving a 10-year sentence for burglary at Evans Correctional Institution recently released a video he created with a contraband phone on the Internet. It was not the first time he had been caught with a cell phone. In another incident, a former corrections officer in South Carolina became a victim of a vicious attack that was coordinated by an inmate who used a contraband cellphone. Such events could not have happened if wireless containment systems had been installed at the correctional facilities.
Developed by Securus Technologies, wireless containment systems are technology solutions that restricts the use of illegal cell phones in prisons and other correctional institutions. Wireless containment systems create local cellular networks to restrict illegal phones from getting web access by screening them. Installing wireless containment systems in prisons enables corrections officers to stop unauthorized calls and communication in the facility. Wireless containment technology solution also stores data about illegal cell phones detected on the local network.
A gang leader with access to a contraband mobile device in prison can still communicate with his criminal contacts and continue to commit illegal activities. Installing wireless containment systems therefore can be used to control threats and illegal operations made through contraband mobile devices which are smuggled in thousands in prisons across the country.
About Securus Technologies
Securus Technologies is a leading provider of technology solutions for civil and criminal justice systems to ensure public safety, adequate investigation, monitoring, and inmate corrections.
Based in Dallas, Texas, Securus Technologies serves over 3,450 law enforcement and corrections organizations across the country. Securus Technologies is dedicated to help and unite communities by providing public information, incident management, investigations, biometric analysis, information management, inmate self-services, and monitoring services and products to make society safer.