There was a Facebook Live video that came out of a prison recently. Obviously, that is not something that you hear about everyday, and it raised a lot of eyebrows. It was also something that could have been prevented entirely if Securus Technologies was there to help out.
Securus Technologies is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and serves around 3,400 different law enforcement agencies and prisons. They also work with more than one million inmates throughout the country. They seek to provide those inmates with secure modes of communications. At the same time, they want to make sure that they are keeping the inmates from reaching out to those on the outside. They want to make sure that they are able to detect when an inmate has a cell phone that they are not supposed to have in the prison.
Between July 2016 and July 2017, Securus was able to find about 1.2 million illegal phone calls coming from prisons. They have made sure to shut those down and help keep us all a little bit safer. Preventing a Facebook Live video from coming out of a prison would have been easy work for them.
These are the kind of companies that Robert Johnson wants to promote. He is an ex-corrections officer who suffered when a hit was ordered on him from inside a prison. The inmates had managed to get their hands on a cell phone and a GreenDot card. They called out to someone on the outside and had that person go out to do harm to Robert Johnson.
The intruder came into the house and made his way directly for Johnson. He went and shot the man multiple times. After the incident, Johnson was rushed to the hospital and nearly died more than once. He was definitely in bad shape, but he managed to pull through.
None of that could have happened to him if it had not been for the fact that there were inmates who managed to get their hands on the cell phones. This is something that Securus wants to make sure never happens again. They are doing everything that they possibly can to make sure that they never have to read a story about someone else getting hurt as a result of cell phones making their way into prisons. This is something that no one should ever have to deal with again.