Securus Technologies is keeping us all safer with this new technology that can assist law enforcement officers and prosecutors. First of all, catching a criminal under the restraints of our criminal justice system is incredibly difficult. Our Bill of Rights protects citizens from law enforcement whether everyone knows they are guilty or not. The government, law enforcement and prosecutors alike, must take every step perfectly in order to obtain a conviction.
Sometimes it is very difficult to for law enforcement to obtain the proper evidence to give to a prosecutor. Smart criminals can stay shielded behind the rights afforded to every American. But the latest innovation of Securus is helping to nab more criminals than ever.
It’s really pretty simple. The telecommunications company provides telephone services to prisons. They record all the phone calls made by inmates. This compiles into a massive digital database that is measured in terabytes. But that huge treasure trove of information can be searched instantly with a new software program.
The program can deconstruct a person’s voice. It locks on to the most basic components of that person’s voice to develop a fingerprint. That fingerprint is then applied to the database to pull up any phone conversation involving that person’s voice. The software can also look through the whole database for certain phrases.
This digital evidence is powerful enough to secure search warrants. Search warrants can lead to evidence collection. Evidence makes an arrest possible and strong evidence can secure a conviction.
The brilliance of this software is how quickly it works. It instantly reviews the database and does the work of dozens of law enforcement officers. It also ensures that law enforcement doesn’t miss anything. Human error could lead to missing evidence. The software never misses. This all but guarantees law enforcement the most actionable intelligence possible.