Each year in the United States, thousands of violent crimes are carried out by gang leaders issuing orders from within the nation’s prison. Many people do not realize how prevalent this problem is. They may ask how gang leaders are allowed to issue orders to soldiers on the outside of prison from within the place where they are meant to be incarcerated. The entire point of prison, after all, is to protect the public from some of the most dangerous criminals in the country.
But the problem that the nation’s prisons have faced over the last few decades has been the introduction of cheap and readily available cellular technology. These devices are often able to be easily smuggled into prisons, creating a hot internal market for the unauthorized phones. This ensures that people will always be willing to take the risk to smuggle them into the nation’s prisons. Once inside, powerful gangs are able to use their money and power to acquire these instruments of communications. This is an incredibly difficult tactical problem for the staff of most of the nation’s prisons, as highly disciplined criminal gangs are able to use unauthorized devices to their fullest potential, issuing orders to outside gang members and enabling the gang to more easily communicate within the prison itself.
The problem has gotten so bad over the last few years that many gangs have become emboldened to commit violent crimes at unprecedented levels. In some unfortunate cases, gang leaders have even ordered the assassination of prison guards in other law enforcement officials.
Now, Securus Technologies, one of the nation’s premier providers of inmate communication services, has developed a system that it refers to as the Wireless Containment System. This technology is able to successfully interdict 100 percent of unauthorized calls made from within the nation’s carceral institutions, eliminating the ability of prison gangs to communicate with the outside world.