private prisons have a way with using technology to make things efficient, predictable and under control. As mentioned before, private prisons use technology like metal detectors for employees and visitors to walk through when entering the facility. This prevents contraband from entering the facility. The employees and visitors can predict exactly what they need to do as soon as they walk into the prison and see a huge metal detector along with an x-ray machine with a conveyor belt to put all of their property. This entry procedure is needed when a “large batch” like a private prison. (Tolbert and Hall 2016). Then there are the daily use of scanners and computers to make sure that the inmates are accounted for in the building. They make sure that the inmates are booked and housed appropriately. Fingerprints and pictures are taken of each inmate throughout the whole facility. Each inmate has to be accounted for in the offender system. The offender system has to match up with the inmate that is pulled up on file in the computer. Without this operation, the private prison would be at loss of money. Private prisons make their money through the number of inmates that are there in the prison. Without an accurate count of the inmates, not only do the private prisons lose money, but an inmate could have escaped. This is why technology is so important. Every quarter, the private prisons technology/maintenance team updates all the software. This update is very vital for the company. If the software isn’t updated that means that inmates cannot be booked and processed properly. The surveillance cameras in and around the facility are always up and running. When incidents like fights and assaults need to be investigated, the facility investigator along with the assistant wardens and chiefs have to use a surveillance camera system that’s on the computer to help them solve problems like these within the facility. My recommendation would be to always improve with surveillance cameras and technology in general. What may have worked today, may not work today. Always make room for improvement. If the software is updated every six months, there is nothing wrong with making software updates every month or every three months. That way the systems are always up to date. When it comes to updating technology, there is always an area for upgrading. Upgrading technology is also another recommendation for a private prison. It doesn’t matter if it’s a scanner, walkie talkie radio, computer, or the offender system.