Technology is getting crazy these days. Everybody is walking around with a computer in their pocket that also makes telephone calls, records videos and takes pictures. You can even use your smart phone to locate yourself with GPS and navigate the roads of a foreign land.
As technology advances to make our lives easier, it also advances to help criminal investigations. One of the biggest breakthroughs in the criminal justice industry was the discovery of DNA. Forensic technology has become so powerful that it is more difficult to get away with a crime now than ever before in recorded human history.
That doesn’t mean law enforcement officers don’t run into walls from time to time. Occasionally, cases dry up and leads go nowhere. All a police officer needs at that point is a new lead or actionable intelligence that allows the investigation to continue. That’s where technological breakthroughs created by Securus Technologies help out.
It is no secret that criminals hang out with each other. When a criminal is convicted, they likely have criminal friends on the outside still perpetrating crimes. That is why Securus Technologies records every phone call that any prisoner makes. This allows law enforcement to review the phone calls to get new leads on investigations or to collect intelligence. Information contained in these phone calls can often prevent crimes on the inside and the outside of the prison.
And the telephone company makes it very easy for police officers to scan all of these recorded phone calls with a software innovation. The software combs through terabytes of digital data and is capable of pulling up every single phone call that a particular voice has been a part of. This allows law enforcement to easily and quickly pull up information that can give them new leads in an investigation that would otherwise go cold.