Securus Technologies Has Innovative Approach to Inmate Cell Phone Problem

Robert Johnson says that they started it, and it is his goal to finish it. That is what he told NBC 6 in Miami. What is Robert Johnson referring to here?

 

Robert Johnson is referring to people who are locked up and behind bars but are still dangerous. Robert Johnson is no stranger to the damage and harm that people who are locked up but who have access to a cell phone can do.

 

NBC 6 featured Robert Johnson, as well as the new technology that was produced by Securus Technologies that is forcing inmates to hang up their calls. Robert said that if inmates have access to a cell phone, we are only five seconds away from chaos. He recalls the day that changed his life. He heard a large boom early in the morning, and he knew then that this was in retribution for his confiscating illegal contraband a week or two earlier that inmates in the prison that he worked in were expecting and waiting for.

 

Robert still carries the scars from that fateful day. He got shot many times in the chest area. He just remembers waking up on the floor of his bathroom, but nothing else. The man who shot Robert Johnson had been sent by inmates who were angry at Robert for doing his job, which was to weed out contraband that inmates were smuggling in. The inmates had a hidden cell phone and were able to call their buddy to orchestrate the hit on Robert Johnson.

 

Ever since, Robert has been working on solutions that would prevent inmates from having access to cell phones. It is not just Robert who got harmed by an inmate with a cell phone. In Georgia, a baby was shot and killed in the arms of its mother. The uncle of the baby did something that three inmates did not like. Robert says that it is ridiculous that they were able to use a hidden cell phone to call a hit on a child. It is something that must be stopped at all costs.

 

Robert says that the first step is to confiscate illegal cell phones. However, this is not always possible. Inmates can have new cell phones smuggled into the prison through friends or family, and they can hide them in places where you may not think to check. That is why Securus Technologies came up with a better solution, one that is being used all over Florida and in other states. Robert works for Securus now. Their Wireless Containment System simply blocks calls from being made from a prison. Only cell phones that have been specifically allowed will be able to connect to the network.

 

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