Securus Technologies steps up their game in the fight against contraband cell phones

In the nation’s prison system, few threats pose as dire a risk to institutional order and the safety of the public as the proliferation of illegal cell phones. As these devices have gotten ever-smaller over the last two decades, the number of them appearing within the nation’s carceral facilities has grown exponentially.


As a result, it has become an urgent priority of prison staff, administrators and contractors to come up with a permanent fix to the problem. It is estimated that prisoner access to contraband cell phones leads to thousands upon thousands of crimes being committed each year. The phones are used by prisoners for everything from making unauthorized phone calls to friends on the outside of prison to ordering hits on correctional staff. Even when used for seemingly benign purposes, these phones pose a serious threat to the order of the institutions and the integrity of the criminal justice system.



Cell phones are the favored tool of prison gangs


One of the most powerful forces in the modern American prison system is the patchwork of prison gangs that exist within the nation’s correctional facilities. These gangs are often far more than what one may picture a typical street gang as being. With memberships in the thousands and a strict, hierarchic command structure, these gangs often have the discipline of a military unit and the earning power of a corporation.


And most of what the prison gangs do resembled the role that the Italian Mafia once played throughout America’s large cities. Gangs like the Aryan Brotherhood, the Mexican Mafia and the Black Guerrilla Family are not small-time drug organizations, they are extremely well-organized and versatile criminal organizations that extend from coast to coast in the nation’s prison system. What makes many of these gangs even more dangerous is that they may have as many members currently operating outside of prison as inside.


The primary means by which these organizations carry out their illegal trades from behind bars is through the use of contraband cell phones, which are typically smuggled into the prison by inmates, guards or visiting family members. Once inside, the gangs can use the cell phones as a secure means of communicating with foot soldiers on the outside, effectively allowing them to carry criminal activities just as they would have been able to had they not been incarcerated in the first place.


But now, Securus Technologies, one of the nation’s leading providers of inmate communications solutions, has a technology that may permanently end the ability of gangs to use illegal cell phones. Their Wireless Containment System has a 100-percent success rate of blocking unauthorized cell phones. In institutions where it has been installed, the system has completely removed the ability of prison gangs to carry out their trade using cell phones.


Hussain Sajwani Relishes The Challenge Of Working With Global Business And Political Leaders

The rise of Hussain Sajwani and his DAMAC Properties company has taken many around the world by surprise but not those who have followed the rise of this United Arab Emirates based business leader closely. Hussain Sajwani first arrived in the United Arab Emirates as a financial specialist with a dream of working in the oil and gas exploration industry; soon after beginning work in this industry, Hussain Sajwani spotted a gap in the market for food services companies providing meals close to the drilling sites companies were creating. Eventually, the food services company he created would serve the U.S. military during the Iraq Wars and lead to him receiving an award for his work during the conflicts.Learn more:


Never an entrepreneur to sit still and wait for the next business deal to arrive at his table, Hussain Sajwani set out to expand his business interests with the development of a chain of mid-market hotels. Sajwani identified the new democracy of the states of the former Soviet Union as an area where tourists were looking for new areas for a vacation and were looking towards areas of the Middle East for their top destinations which required the creation of new hotels to keep up with demand.


DAMAC Properties would eventually be born in the early 2000s when Hussain Sajwani set out to develop luxury real estate properties in Dubai after a change in the law allowed non-citizens to own property in the city. Since this time the DAMAC owner has become known for the luxurious nature of his luxury developments which became famous for the offer of a luxury Bentley car for every buyer of his apartments. The success he has achieved in developing luxury real estate has allowed Hussain Sajwani to become a business partner of members of the UAE Royal Family and U.S. President Donald Trump. The development of Trump-branded golf courses in and around Dubai has led to the profile of Hussain Sajwani and DAMAC Properties being raised around the world.

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