The Catalog of Carceral Surveillance: Overt and Covert Surveillance of Prisoners Via Telephones and Tablets

The Catalog of Carceral Surveillance: Overt and Covert Surveillance of Prisoners Via Telephones and Tablets

In the novel 1984, George Orwell imagines a technology called a “viewscreen” which not only lets you watch TV but lets a surveillance state watch you.

The Catalog of Carceral Surveillance: Prison Gaming and AR/VR Services

The Catalog of Carceral Surveillance: Prison Gaming and AR/VR Services

No matter how many rights are taken away from people in prison, no matter how brutally they are treated by the prison industrial complex, there is one right so fundamental, so essential, that even controversial prison telecommunications company Securus can’t bear to see it violated: the right to find new ways to extract money from prisoners and their families. 

The Catalog of Carceral Surveillance: Exploring the Future of Incarceration Technology

The Catalog of Carceral Surveillance: Exploring the Future of Incarceration Technology

Prison technology and telecom companies such as Securus and Global Tel*Link are already notorious for their ongoing efforts to extract every last penny and destroy any last shred of privacy afforded to incarcerated people.

The Catalog of Carceral Surveillance: Monitoring Online Purchases of Inmates’ Family and Friends

The Catalog of Carceral Surveillance: Monitoring Online Purchases of Inmates’ Family and Friends

Prison wardens and detention center administrators have, for years, faced what they believe to be a serious problem. While they can surveill every aspect of the lives of the people imprisoned in their facilities, they typically have no ability to violate the privacy and civil liberties of the friends and family of incarcerated people.