Robert Johnson was a correctional officer in the Florida correctional system. What started as a routine day for him ended up being life changing.
At work, Johnson found a box containing about $50,000 worth of contraband that an inmate or inmates attempted to have smuggled into the institution. In other words, Johnson thwarted an attempt to get illicit contraband into the facility, which can prove to not only be disruptive but dangerous.
What Johnson did not realize at the time was that the inmate who was behind the attempt to get the contraband into the facility already had an illegal mobile phone in the institution. The inmate was determined to exact revenge upon Johnson for interrupting his scheme.
Using the illegal mobile phone, the inmate contacted a fellow gang member outside the institution. The inmate ordered a hit on correctional officer Johnson.
Johnson was getting ready for work one morning after stopping the flow of contraband into the correctional facility where he worked. While preparing for work, someone kicked in the door to Johnson’s home.
In short speed, the person who had broken into Johnson’s home opened fire on the correctional officer. Johnson was nearly killed as a result of the shooting. Indeed, it was something of a miracle that he survived the attack.
In the aftermath of this incident, Johnson made ridding correctional institutions of illegal mobile phones he life’s mission. He makes presentations across the country on the importance of keeping mobile phones out of correctional institutions. He emphasizes that this is important not only to maintain institutional security, but public safety as well.
Securus Technologies has designed an innovative, state of the art, Wireless Containment System to assist correctional institutions in identifying and eliminating mobile phones. As Securus Technologies makes its Wireless Containment System available to more institutions, the company undertook a study to identify how significant the problem of illicit communications is from correctional facility.
Securus Technologies was detect over 1.7 illegal communications in correctional facilities over the course of a one year time period. What makes this number even more alarming is that these communications occurred in only eight correctional institutions.
Securus Technologies is the industry leader when it comes to correctional institution solutions. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Securus Technologies currently serves the needs of over 3,450 public safety, law enforcement, and correctional agencies in Canada and the United States. Securus Technologies services an inmate population of over 1,200,000. Securus Technologies provides a wide array of products, services, and solutions, including emergency response, inmate self-service, incident management, investigation, public information, biometric analysis, communication, information management, and monitoring products and services. The company is committed to making correctional institutions more secure and the general public safer.