We live in a world that has ample amount of crimes happening on a daily basis and even with prisoners put behind bars; they continue to cause havoc by using contraband items such as cell phones to organize crimes. An instance that will shock and terrify most people is the case of Robert Johnson, who was attacked within the walls of his home and shot multiple times. Fortunately for the world, Robert Johnson is a fighter who fought for his life and 23 surgeries later he has dedicated his time and energy on helping people like us, sleep without losing even a single wink.
Robert Johnson, a retired corrections officer, has partnered with Securus Technologies as a consultant and through their joint efforts, they hope to make the world a safer place to live in once again. Securus technologies are known best for their many attempts to create helpful and reliable solutions using cutting edge and futuristic techniques, have built specialized units meant to be installed in prisons. These wireless systems can be fixed at any penitentiary interested in keeping its inmates from making and receiving calls while they are in the compounds and premises.
The Wireless Containment Units that have been created by Securus Technologies and they work on the principle of blocking calls in prisons at the source. The technology used ensures that when an inmate dials an unknown number or receives a call from an unknown number, the Wireless Containment Unit will prevent the call from going till the network. Any calls made to 911 can be completed successfully.
This ingenious system does not let inmates know that their calls are getting re-routed to the units through a Securus cell phone tower. Most of the inmates using this system are under the assumption that their cell phones are still connected to their home networks, all the while the antenna, provides a powerful signal to attract a call made or received so that these dialed calls can be managed efficiently without it even being sent out to the network.
The Wireless Containment Units are a plausible long-term solution for situations where inmates smuggle contraband cell phones through flying drones and family members during conjugal visits. These containment units, have cost a sum greater than $40 million to be created. A total of 3 prisons in Florida have chosen to install these wireless containment units, and we hope that other prisons soon follow their lead. While the exact number of calls that have been blocked in these 3 Florida prisons is not known, it was recently announced by Securus, that nationwide, over 1.7 million calls made by inmates within the premises have been blocked.
Robert Johnson believes that when contraband products cannot be stopped entirely from being smuggled into prisons, the only way forward is by using technology and so do many others in the country.