In America’s prisons, fighting crime is one of the most important tasks that guards and administrators have set before them. Many people do not appreciate the extent to which criminal activity poses a threat to the nation’s prisons. But without the hard-working men and women who guard these penal institutions, problems, such as organized criminal gangs, would quickly rise to pose a serious threat to both the institutions and the public at large.
Securus Technologies is the nation’s leading inmate communications firm. Over the last 10 years, it has also branched out into providing crime-fighting tools that harness the latest in high-tech and cutting edge methods. These tools are put into the hands of guards and administrators, allowing for a much safer prison environment.
One of these tools, which Securus Technologies has been developing over the last decade, is its Stingray technology. This technology is derived directly from systems that were developed for urban warfare in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Originally, there was a need to intercept and monitor enemy communications on a wide variety of cellular devices across the country cellular networks. These technologies proved to be an enormous success, giving U.S. troops the upper hand in intelligence-gathering and tactical maneuvering, always staying a few steps ahead of the enemy.
While many critics complain about the increasing militarization of stateside police forces, there’s no denying the similarity of threat types faced by U.S soldiers abroad and those workers who are charged with guarding and keeping safe America’s prisons. Organized criminal gangs pose one of the largest threats to penal institutions across the country. The way in which these gangs communicate and carry out their criminal activities is through the use of illicit cellular devices. Using Securus’ Stingray system, prison staff is able to interdict contraband cellular devices, keeping America’s prisons safe from the threat of organized criminal enterprises.