This year my fellow officers have been dealing with increased incidents of violence in our state prison. No matter how hard we push, the explosion in inmate violence continued to escalate due to a variety of reasons. Not only are these inmates being able to acquire drugs more easily than officers like, but the overcrowded conditions have raised hostilities to the point that these inmates are taking out all their frustrations on me and my fellow corrections officers. This was all about to change when we discovered the latest call monitoring system available from Securus Technologies.
Securus Technologies is based in Dallas and has been involved with helping law enforcement for many years. Their new inmate call monitoring system is changing the way that corrections officers are being able to get a handle on illegal activities inside jails. This same system has already been installed in thousands of prisons in the U.S. and is making a difference. Now that our officers are able to get out of that small call center and back on the grounds, we too are starting to see a positive difference in the amount of violence in our facility.
Now that the LBS software is operating, we wanted to see exactly how much safer conditions have gotten in our facility. These are just a few examples of what we have been able to take control of during the first month of the new monitoring system in place. An inmate called his elderly father and asked him to bring his medication to the visitor center, so we made sure those drugs were confiscated before the visit. An inmate spoke about how he is able to use drugs after dark, so we decided to up our cell inspections are received everything he was hiding from the officers on duty.