When there is a serious problem with drugs in the jail, me and my fellow corrections officers need to step up and reduce the problem. Over the last few years our prison has seen a huge influx in drug usage by the inmates, so we have had to resort to a number of techniques to be able to control this problem.
One of the things we do each day is surprise cell inspections for drugs and illegal contraband. Even though the inmates do not know which day we are coming, they know we will eventually get there so they take the appropriate actions to hide what they have from us. To try and get ahead of the problem, we ramp up our searches at the visitor center to keep inmates from getting drugs from family or friends. This has put a dent in their efforts, but the problem definitely still exists.
Securus Technologies installed an inmate telephone call monitoring system in our prison, and we were about to discover this was going to be another valuable resource in our efforts to keep drugs from getting into the hands of those inmates. The company CEO, Richard Smith, is known for his objective of keeping the world a safer place, and all of his Dallas-based employees work towards that goal.
My team was trained on the LBS software, and we couldn’t wait to put the system to work. Almost right out of the gate, we began to pick up on some chatter between inmates who were discussing how family should sneak the drugs through the visitor center. On another call, we learned which inmates were selling drugs and where they hid the contraband throughout the jail. Since using the new system, we have put a significant dent into the flow of drugs in our prison.
Whitney Wolfe, a cofounder of Tinder, has expanded her horizons and created a new dating app called Bumble BFF. Through the use of this app, people have the option to look for either romantic relationships or friendships.
This is useful to someone who wants to find a new way to make friends without getting -too- close. This app is run almost completely by women, and Whitney Wolfe has made it a point to promote female entrepreneurship in the marketplace. The most noteworthy part of what Whitney Wolfe is doing is that she has opened a pop-up location for her app called ‘The Hive’. This bumble-bee themed spot seems like the perfect place to meet up for a casual date. Although it is simply a pop-up, they will even have a bar and merchandise for sale (all proceeds go to charity).
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Providing a physical location for a dating app is a completely new idea. It is unknown how well this pop-up will do, but as an entrepreneur, Whitney Wolfe has taken a risk – and she will reap the rewards if it succeeds. Whitney herself says that she just had an ‘aha’ moment. She decided that maybe it was time for women to make the first move. Thus, she created Bumble, a virtual reversal of gender roles. Her app is doing extremely well, which demonstrates that women actually like the idea of this app. New users are joining Bumble at a rate of 65% percent a day. This is a difficult feat to achieve in itself, and it was not done without a meaningful brand and hard work. Thinking outside of the box is one quality that makes Whitney Wolfe one of the best entrepreneurs out there. She realized that most women are raised to believe that men are always going to make the first move, and that women need to wait until then. She did not agree with that notion.
Whitney Wolfe detected a gap in the market and filled it. Bumble is an app that nobody knew we needed until it was created. Now, women can make the first move with ease.
Learn more about Whitney Wolfe: https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/01/bumble-is-opening-a-physical-space-in-new-york-for-dates-to-meet-up/