FBI Says Prison Communication Issues Pose Serious Public Safety Threat

In 2009, an inmate found a way to escape from a Kansas prison thanks to a cell phone smuggled into the prisoner from an outside accomplice.

 

It’s just one example of what can happen when unsecured communication devices get into the hands of those serving time. Another example: A death row inmate in Texas used a smuggled cell phone to call and threaten a high-profile state senator. The prisoner was awaiting execution for killing four people, including two teenage girls.

 

The fact is, prison officials have long recognized the serious problems associated with inmates and their basic right to communicate with people on the outside. While allowing inmates to have contact with family, friends and others will always remain a fundamental right of the incarcerated, keeping these communications secure represents a major public safety issue.

 

A study posted in the FBI website says that, “prisoners have created creative methods of concealing cell phones and related contraband, such as subscriber identity module (SIM) cards used to store phone numbers and text messages.”

 

That’s why thousands of prison facilities across the United States have opted to contract prison communications methods with outside specialists, such as the services provided by Securus technologies.

 

Securus has developed high tech systems designed to help law enforcement and prison systems agencies collect, consolidate, visualize, store and distribute information in real time to facilitate access to safe, secure, monitored and controlled inmate communication activities.

 

Telephone systems designed by Securus Technologies prevent potentially thousands of crimes every day. At the same time, families of inmates continue to have access to their incarcerated loved ones.

 

The FBI says that the problems of communication-facilitated crimes by inmates is not likely to disappear soon, although effective prevention strategies and workable policies, such as those provided by Securus Technolgies, can minimize it.

 

Norman Pattiz: A Master of Brand Lift Podcasting

Podcast provides a unique platform especially for advertising and marketing. Its unique potential, which surpasses the traditional marketing and advertising platform, was recently tested in a survey commissioned by Norman Pattiz: master of podcast networking and founder, chairman and executive chairman of PodcastOne.

The results of the survey showed a remarkable brand lift for the five major national brands drawn from different industries and sectors. The two-phase survey lasted between four to six weeks and was conducted by Edison Research; a research company whose vice president of strategy accompanied Norman while he was releasing the results.

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The first-of-its-kind study established that running various messages on the five selected brands through PodcastOne network significantly improved the brand visibility and positive customer perception of the brands while also increasing the willingness of the customers to buy the brands. Measured before and after the campaign, the pre and post-campaign results showed that some brands enjoyed up to 76 percent of brand lift.

Notably, a grocery brand that was included in the survey had a meager 7 percent brand lift. However, the post-campaign data showed that its brand lift rose to a staggering 60 percent. Conducted in 2016, the survey also showed that a casual dining restaurant enjoyed the greatest brand lift with post-study data showing that its brand awareness soared by 76 percent.

Towards Founding of Radio and Television Networks

Norman Pattiz’s name was synonymous with American media industry for many years especially from 1974 when he founded Westwood One Radio. His award winning management of the media outlet saw him guide Westwood One to the number one spot nationally.

It became the country’s leading radio network with some of the most lucrative deals in the industry. Mr. Pattiz was committed to nothing less than the best in the industry. And the best deals he won.

Westwood One portfolio grew tremendously and many media outlets including CNN contracted it to air their various programs. For sports lovers, Westwood One was the port of call for all news and major sporting events.

It is such visionary leadership that the National Radio Hall of Famer brought to Broadcasting Board of Governors following his appointment in 2000 and retention in 2002 by President Clinton and Geroge Bush, respectively.

As a member of the board, he left a lasting legacy of numerous radio and television networks broadcasting programs in local dialects. The founder of Courtside Entertainment Group was instrumental in the founding of Voice of America Radio and Middle East Broadcasting among other nonmilitary radio stations broadcasting primarily in the Middle East.

The Rise Of Luiz Carlos Trabuco To Bradesco’s Top Seat

Luiz Carlos Trabuco is most renowned for his diligence when serving as the President of Bradesco Bank, which is among the largest banks in Brazil. He assumed presidency of the insurance company in 2003, succeeding Márcio Cypriano who had turned 65 and by statute would no longer undertake executive roles. This made Trabuco the 4th president of Bradesco after Amador Aguiar, Lazaro Brandao and Márcio Cypriano.

Prior to becoming the president of the bank, Luis Carlos Trabuco had served in various capacities over several decades. His history with Bradesco dates back to 1969, when he assumed clerical duties at Marília’s agency, which was the bank’s first branch office. His humble beginnings at the company didn’t deter him from climbing the ranks.

In 1971, he went to work in the bank’s headquarters in Sao Paulo and a little over a decade later, he assumed the role of director of marketing. From 1992 to 1998, Trabuco served as the President and Executive Director of Bradesco’s private pension company. A year later, he assumed the executive vice presidency. It was in 2003, when Luiz Carlos Trabuco clinched the top seat by becoming the president of Bradesco.

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Even though Luiz Carlos Trabuco oozes a commanding aura, the father of three has a character that is atypical to the usual profile of bankers. Being a soft-spoken person with a broad smile and fine humor, he projects a simple and calm demeanor. Disparate from the majority of the bank executives with accounting, economics, engineering and administration backgrounds, Trabuco’s educational background is rooted in psychology. He graduated in philosophy at the University of São Paulo. He later joined the School of Sociology and Politics of São Paulo for his postgraduate studies in sociopsychology.

Success of Bradesco under Trabuco’s Leadership

In the beginning of 2003, Bradesco had lost its position as the largest private bank in Brazil to Itaú Unibanco. The then new financial institution had not only surpassed Bradesco by size, but it had also outshined it in terms of assets. Two months later, Trabuco was nominated for the presidency of the bank.

Before Trabuco assumed the role of director of marketing, Bradesco maintained a low profile in the media. After he rose to the helm of the marketing board in the mid 80s, Trabuco modernized the insurance company’s publicity and predisposed it to the media. In the following years, Trabuco’s opinions would appear prominently on the newspapers and pages of magazines, and were closely followed not only by the main business leaders, but also by the political leaders. His efforts in popularizing the bank worked in Trabuco’s favor, most especially when the time came to decide who the next president of the bank would be.

As a stanch promoter of the broker channel as a means of sale of insurance, Trabuco channeled the whole experience he gained in the banking sector into the insurance sector. This had a positive impact on the insurer. Under his leadership, Bradesco doubled in size and consolidated its headship in the country.

It wasn’t long after he assumed presidency that the insurance company raised its share in the group’s net income from 25% to 35%. Trabuco goes down in history as one of the biggest advocates of fragmentation, executed successfully by the insurer’s major competitors. Trabuco’s input lead to Bradesco’s rise to becoming one of the largest insurers in Latin America.

Awards and Recognitions

Not long after he took command of Bradesco in 2003, Luiz Carlos Trabuco was awarded with the Insurance Personality of the Year award, which was attributed to his professionalism that proved to bring together acumen, claw and perseverance and transforming them into results.

In 2007, Luis Carlos Trabuco won the same award for the second time, which was attributed to his four years of successful management of the insurance company. This recognition further spread Trabuco’s positivism in the sector.

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