The reviews are rolling in about the new technology debuted by Securus Technologies recently. If you don’t know what Securus is, I’ll give you a little bit of information about them.

Securus is essentially a phone company. They brand themselves as a telecommunications company, but they are not a company you want to do business with. Despite the fact that they have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau of Dallas, Texas, you would not want to be enlisting their services. That’s because this telecommunications company only does business with prisons and jails. You would either have to be in prison or calling somebody in a prison to do business with Securus.

Since this telecommunications company essentially holds a monopoly over the prisons and jails that they service, they are responsible for all telecommunications going into and out of those facilities. It is pretty common knowledge that they record every single bit of information that goes either way. These recordings can be used by law enforcement, lawyers and even filmmakers. You might be familiar with documentaries like Making of a Murderer that uses these recordings.

But these recordings have all sorts of information in them. It should not come as a huge surprise to know that many convicts fumble their words from time to time. This allows law enforcement officers to listen in as they plan or execute crimes.

I know, it comes as a surprise to learn that crime is committed pretty consistently inside of prisons. But incarcerated individuals are also responsible for planning crimes on the outside of prisons. This often happens when a gang loses a leader to incarceration.

Securus makes it easy for law enforcement to listen to these phone calls through a software technology that can search an entire database for one suspect’s voice.