It is no surprise that cell phones have been a book to the world. One can easily speak to anyone from one part of the world to another using them. Today, with advancement in technology, it has become possible to use them many more tasks which were not possible before. But, it is only when they are used responsibly that they make a positive difference to the world. Many times, they are used by criminals to carry out illegal activities that can be harmful to people. No one knows this better than Robert Johnson who was attacked by criminals in his home at the early hours of the day.
While working in the Florida prison, I was one of the close associates of Robert and have seen him carry out his duties without any fear. Even though the prison officials used to get threats from the gang members inside the prisons in case any of their illegal things like drugs or cell phones were confiscated, Robert was never the one to be afraid of them. There was a significant raid once where Robert managed to get about $50,000 worth of drugs from the hands of the gang members in prison. It led the members to be angry and to use the contraband phone they planned a hit on Robert. He was hit multiple times in his living room while his wife slept in the other room. He was rushed to the hospital, and it took him months to recover from the wounds.
Securus Technologies has been at the forefront of developing technology to help prevent the use of cell phones in prisons. While the early technologies being used were not able to distinguish between the calls made by the inmates and the officials, it became dangerous during prison riots. Securus Technologies have developed their newest wireless containment system that offers a more customized solution to the problem. It creates a secure network inside the prison and all calls made from inside the prison have to be made through this interface. It allows the prison officials and guards to locate the place from where the requests are made and to end the use of contraband phones inside the prison.
Robert Johnson has been working with Securus Technologies for many years as a freelancer and is playing a pivotal role in the installation of the system in prisons across the country. He wants to ensure that the inmates are not able to use these phones to keep on carrying out illegal activities even after being locked up.