In the United States, few places are more dangerous than the nation’s many prisons. Although the United States has just 5 percent of the world’s population, it holds over 25 percent of the world’s prison population. This is largely a reflection of a violent society that has created a culture where criminal behavior, violence and general antisocial tendencies are viewed as traits to be modeled after.
This uniquely violent character of the American citizenry is reflected in the dangerous environment seen throughout the nation’s prisons. Many prisoners view joining one of the many organized criminal gangs that run rampant throughout the nation’s prisons as being the highest calling to which one could aspire in life. This creates criminal organizations, operating within the nation’s prison, that are highly organized, efficient and extremely dangerous. With dedicated members, who often times aspire to be nothing more in life than criminal gangsters from their earliest years, the gangs that populate America’s prisons pose the single greatest security threats to all of America’s carceral institutions.
However, companies like Securus Technologies are developing serious tools and applying them to this fight against the scourge presented by criminal gangs in the nation’s prisons. One of these systems is JLG Investigator Pro. JLG Investigator Pro consists of a suite of highly sophisticated, powerful technologies that allow for automated monitoring of all communications taking place on devices within the prison. The system is capable of monitoring all communications taking place at any given time. It uses advanced transcription technologies and artificial intelligence to monitor all conversations, alerting officers to anything that may be suspicious.
But perhaps the most impressive feature of JLG Investigator Pro is its ability to automatically prioritize threats, only bringing to the attention of officers those which pose the most immediate risk of serious harm to the institution. In this way, Securus is deploying technology that allows corrections officers to maximize their human capital, concentrating their best efforts on the most serious problems.