When you work inside the most dangerous and crowded prison on the west coast, you need every advantage on your side to keep order with the inmates. There are many inmates in this facility that are doing life sentences, and they would jump at the chance to hurt an officer or another inmate. Each day that me and my fellow officers comes to work could be our last, so we are always looking for ways to maintain order and keep the facility as safe as it can be.
During the day, we perform several tasks that are designed to help control the flow of contraband in the jail. When you keep things like drugs and weapons out of the hands of the inmates, they are less likely to do harm to another. We perform full body searches whenever a visitor is coming to see one of the inmates. We make sure nothing can change hands during that visit. We perform cell inspections each day, looking for anything that doesn’t belong. We check the mail and listen to inmate calls to see if everything is as it should be.
When Securus Technologies installed our new inmate telephone monitoring system, we discovered that we not only had a new resource in our efforts to maintain safety, it was like we added a half-dozen officers to the staff. The LBS software can do the work of a number of officers, always monitoring calls for any verbiage that needs our attention. The CEO of Securus Technologies, Rick Smith, has placed these systems in over 2,400 jails around the country and talks about how his employees have the objective of making our world safe.
Since we began using the monitoring system, we have reduced violent episodes, removed thousands of dollars of drugs from the jail, and confiscated weapons hidden on the property.
Securus Technologies has come out to set the record straight by correcting inaccuracies in GTL’s recent press release. I noted from their corrections that indeed, there are major facts that had been misrepresented. For instance, the company has clarified that GTL mischaracterized the purpose of the latest ruling by the Patents and Appeals Board.
Enough working resources
Speaking recently, Securus CEO Richard Smith said that his company has the much needed technology to perform its duties. He also pointed out that because of the heavy investment in software development, and a much larger patent portfolio, they are well equipped to serve customers unlike what other sources want to portray. He said that GTL has refused to accept his technology challenge because they know that they definitely will be defeated.
Securus is way ahead of competitors
While pointing out that the company is out to win the technology game, Smith compared GTL to a player who scores once when his team is being routed and celebrates as if they have won. With a win-loss patent license score of 19-0, I can also agree that indeed, the company is way ahead of their competitors.
Right to file patents
The CEO says that they, just like other companies, file patents because they are the developers of technology. In fact, the company has used over $800 million in building of software and other similar products. They also have been duly approved by the relevant patents authority and so, disputes should not arise since they have a duty to protect their rights.
Securus Technologies is headquartered in Dallas and has been providing technology solutions, both civil and criminal justice for many years. The CEO also says that despite disputes such as the one that GTL is trying to create, they remain committed to fair trade practices. They, however, will do everything to protect their company from unfair accuses.