In 2010, Robert Johnson woke up on his bathroom floor. He had been shot six times by a hitman who had been contracted to kill him. Robert was a former corrections officer who stopped the hitman from going down his hallway where his wife was sleeping. The man who was contracted to kill him was hired by an inmate who was doing time in a Miami prison. The man garnered access to a cell phone. He used the cell phone to place the hit on Robert.
This is just one instance of how dangerous cell phones can be when they are smuggled into the hand of inmates who utilize them to commit crimes while they are incarcerated. This is extremely dangerous because incarcerated inmates have little to lose by hiring a professional hitman. In fact, inmates can continue operating entire crime or drug rings from inside their cell, all they need is access to a contraband cell phone. In today’s times, gaining access to a contraband cell phone is not all that difficult. It poses a unique threat in the manner that a cell phone allows for all types of illegal activity to be conducted from inside a prison cell. Literally, any crime can be conducted or outsourced from within a prison cell if a criminal has access to a cell phone to conduct those crimes.
Robert Johnson now works for Securus Technologies to prevent crimes like the one that he endured. Securus Technologies works to provide things like their patented Wireless Containment Solution. This containment solution ensures that even if a prisoner gains access to a contraband cell phone, they will be unable to connect to a network that will give them access to make cell phone calls and to access an illegal wireless network.
Robert Johnson helps Securus Technologies to install these types of containment solutions in prisons throughout the country. Among other things, these containment solutions render a cell phone relatively useless when they fall into the hands of prison inmates. It also ensures that cell phone use is strictly monitored and can be recorded to make sure that inmates aren’t conducting illegal activity from inside prison walls. Thanks to Securus Technologies we can all feel safer knowing that prison inmates do not have access to conducting calls or internet browsing from behind bars. This technology is one that should have been in place years ago. Thanks to Securus Technologies it is finally being installed in prisons across the country.