Securus Technologies Attempting to Secure Prisons from Drone Drop-offs of Illegal Materials

Use of drones has become quite common, and they are extensively used in a number of industries. Even though they have come under strict scrutiny, they remain unregulated, and there have been just a few laws restricting their purchases and use in highly sensitive areas. One of the major misuses of these drones is in the prison industries. The law enforcement agencies are finding it difficult to stop its use in transferring a large amount of illegal packages into the prison. These illegal airdrops of materials have become quite common in most prisons and they pose a threat to the lives of inmates and even the prison guards.

 

There was an incident in Ohio where drones were used to deliver some amount of drugs and tobacco into the Mansfield Correctional Institutions, but the package was mistakenly received by the rival gang that led to a major fight between the gangs. Several inmates and correctional officers were injured in the process. There have been several similar incidents in prisons due to the use of drones for delivering illegal materials. Thus, if something is not done sooner, it would lead to serious consequences.

 

The drone detection technology by Securus Technologies would ensure that the drones that are being used by the criminals won’t be able to enter the correctional facilities and supply any kind of contraband items. It has been a problem that has been reported in many of the correctional facilities recently. The use of contraband items inside the correctional facilities has been increasing, and it is mostly due to the use of drones to supply the contraband packages.

 

As the prison premises are large and much of this area is open to air drops, the drones are used by the criminals to supply the contraband items without getting caught. However, the drone detection technology that was introduced by the Securus Technologies recently is aimed at making a huge difference to this menace. Not only would it put an end to the use of drones in supplying the contraband items to the prison, but it would also ensure that any and all unauthorized drones in and around the prison facilities are immediately detected.

 

The criminals can forget using the drones again to supply the contraband items. Similarly, the Securus Technologies recently developed the wireless containment system that is already in use in many of the penitentiary facilities. It is a technology that would not allow the prisoners to use the contraband phones. The use of contraband phones is illegal and can be used for many illegal purposes, starting from threatening someone to ordering a hit and from arranging contraband supply to much more. The use of wireless containment system would put an end to the overuse of contraband phones in the correctional facilities these days.