One might think that the inmates in a prison are safer than they would be on the violent streets of some neighborhoods. The truth is that some of these inmates are actually in danger in the jails because many times other inmates will strike when they know the police are unable to help. If a planned attack goes down, inmates could be in serious danger, and many are innocent and don’t even realize the hit is coming.

 

When you involve gangs into the equation, now you really have a problem because they work like a pack of dogs. maybe an inmate with no gang affiliation just wants to be left alone and do their time, but the gang strikes out and the inmate has to defend themselves. To help protect these inmates, we have to work hard to keep the gangs from getting weapons and from getting the orders to each other to commit these crimes.

 

Securus Technologies placed the inmate call monitoring system we use to keep tabs on the gang members inside our prison. This monitoring sytem is extremely helpful at being able to pick up on conversations that could lead to violence, allowing me and my team to spring into action and try to protect anyone in the jail that has been made a target. Once I understood how the LBS software worked, I used it to pay closer attention to certain high-ranking gang leaders.

 

One day we heard a top-ranking gang leader talking to his brother on the outside, trying to describe to him how weapons are snuck in the jail. That same minute, another gang member was talking about which inmate needed to be spoken too about not wanting to work with the gang. We were able to put the two together and keep an inmate from getting seriously hurt.

 

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