Securus Technology, a company that is known around the country for its development of superior prison technology, has recently been the focus of media attention for the company’s introduction of a new technological platform. Securus Technology has, until very recently, been operating through a database that allowed inmates to be monitored and and communicated with through a video operating system. This system has now been improved to include searchable voice recognition software. Securus had been developing this software for a full year before its recent launch. With this new technological platform, the company plans to add to the already advanced security that they provide to correctional facilities across the nation.
Securus Technology representatives have stated that the new searchable voice recognition software was developed as a response to the growing problem that was presenting itself within the corrections industry. Although Securus had successfully reduced the ability of inmates to present harm to visitors and guests of the facilities, the company leaders still desired to reduce the level of crime that occurred between inmates in prison facilities. Crime among inmates has remained constant since the increase in gang activity in the United States. Because of this activity, prisons have a reputation for being unsafe for correctional facility visitors and employees.
When the representatives of the company noticed that inmate violence was not decreasing through the introduction of the company’s other software, they launched an effective effort to create and implement a program that would aid corrections workers in maintaining as much peace as possible within prisons. By implementing the the voice recognition software into the prison security database, Securus Technology representatives hope to create correctional environments in which inmates can truly gain a corrective experience. Instead of focusing on the repercussions of ongoing violence within correctional facilities, workers can now focus on the corrective process.