When inmates are in jail, they are allowed to speak to members of the society on the outside but under observation and with their calls being recorded. The problem is that there are some inmates who do not follow the rules and will receive contraband inside of the jail. When these inmates have access to contraband, the safety of others is compromised.
One person who knows this all too well is Robert Johnson. He served as a contraband inspector for more than 15 years when he prevented a gang leader in jail from getting the contraband. When he prevented this from happening, two weeks later he was shot and left for dead. Robert however had another plan and knew that he still had more to do and made it through the shooting and many surgeries later. To date, Robert Johnson has undergone 23 surgeries and is now working for Securus Technologies.
When Robert was shot, the doctors told his family that there was no way that he would make it out of surgery or even through the trauma to his body, which took 6 shots at close range. He died on the operating table a number of times and still returned back.
Since this time, Robert knows that preventing contraband from inmates is still as important as it was then, in 2010. He now works for Securus Technologies as a contributor for finding ways to prevent contraband from being inside of the prisons and jails.
One thing that he has helped aid with is the prevention of phone calls being made from within the jails with cell phone contraband. The cell phones who access the network on the inside of the jail which comes from an inmate is allowed onto the network but the minute it connects, the phone number is logged and can be done with as they find fit.
The phone calls are then dropped from the network and the calls will continue to fail. This method is used as the wireless containment systems that helps to prevent calls from being made. With Roberts help, many inmates have been unable to reach others on the outside while behind bars, which helps to keep others safe on the outside.
Robert learned how important it is to keep inmates out of reach of contraband and unfortunately he had to learn what happens when you intercept an important package. Luckily he has lived through the experience and instead will work to keep others safe from harm with contraband.