In order to keep the drugs out of prison, me and my fellow corrections officers have to stay vigilant and really be aggressive in our efforts. These inmates spend every minute of every day behind these walls, so they have the advantage of time on their side and being able to spot weakness in the system. Despite our best efforts, it seems like the inmates have developed more ways to outsmart us as far as getting drugs into the jail.
Drugs inside our jail pose a number of serious problems. One, an inmate who is high is several times stronger than the average inmate, requiring a team of officers to take control rather than a couple. Inmates who have access to drugs can force others to sell the drugs, helping to spread the problem throughout the facility. The more money they make, the more they can use it to get access to other types of contraband that they need.
Securus Technologies was contracted to install the inmate telephone monitoring system in the prison. The system is currently in over 2,000 jails around the country, and the LBS software can do the work of several officer. This can free up resources to attack the problem head on.
Now that we could listen to the inmates on the phone more intently, we discovered chatter about which visitors were being tapped to smuggle things to the inmates in the visitor center. We learned what inmates were hiding contraband in their cells, and which were using drugs at night. Our team was even able to discover where inside the jail things were being hidden in plain sight.
Once we started to learn how the system picked up on those key phrases, it became clear that we had a new electronic partner who was on duty all the time now.
Samuel Strauch, an investor and real estate entrepreneur, based in Florida, is known for his vision that shaped his real estate firm called Metrik Holdings. When he founded Metrik in 2002, Strauch noticed the South Beach is growing as a resort town and saw the opportunities in real estate business there. Samuel Strauch also had a great contact with Latin American people, and that helped him to secure a sizable number of investors and customers from the South American countries. It was also easier for him to attract them as most of them considered Miami as a gateway to North America.
While coming to his vision, Samuel Strauch explains that the perception of people regarding the way they live, the way they travel are going to through a rapid transition. He wants to collaborate with industries or technologies that can adapt to the requirements and expectations of the people of current times. Samuel Strauch pointed out that the popularity of shared office space in the recent years is an example of this change. People are now accepting convenient office solutions rather than going to traditional offices. Strauch designs projects that can accommodate the peoples’ changing needs.
Samuel Strauch believes that transparency, accountability, and collaboration are not just ideals, but they are the required constituents for every relationship. He says that even if he speaks with investors, vendors, partners, or his team members, he has to be open and make everyone know what his plans are and what is he executing. However, considering the nature of real estate industry, many players are not found to in favor of transparency in their operations. Samuel Strauch thinks that to become successful, people have to create a win-win situation for their investors, partners, vendors, and more.
Strauch started the career in the banking industry, but later joined the family real estate business based in South Florida. His Metrik Holdings offers comprehensive real estate solutions including equity sourcing, development, acquisitions, brokerage of real estate, and management in Latin America and South Florida. Samuel Strauch completed his Bachelor of Business Administration from Hofstra University and secured his Master’s in Business from Harvard University.
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A litigator is the lawyer who represents defendants and plaintiffs before judges in civil court cases. They handle the process of bringing a case to court and seeing it through to its conclusion. There are several phases of a court case that they handle which includes pre-trial, discovery (where each side investigates the facts of a case and gathers evidence), as well as arguing their client’s case in the trial itself. After the trial is complete the litigator also handles the settlement of the case. Also, if the other side files an appeal, than the litigator will handle that as well.
Karl Heideck is an attorney that specializes in litigation as well as compliance and risk management. He obtained his Bachelors in English Language and Literature/Letters from Swarthmore College. Karl Heideck than went on to obtain his JD., Law from James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University. While at Temple University Karl made the Dean’s List of 2009.
Upon graduation Karl got his first work experience as an Associate at Conrad O’Brien. In this job he worked in various roles as a litigator, including handling cases of white collar crime and government investigations. He was able to use this experience to gain a position at Pepper Hamilton LLP as a Project Attorney. In this litigation role Karl Heideck also handled government investigation and white collar defense in addition to such things as bankruptcy cases and pharmaceutical litigation.
After four years Karl Heideck was able to parlay his years of litigation experience into being a Contract Attorney at national law firm Grant & Eisenhofer, PA. In this position Karl focuses on the discovery phase for court cases involving complex securities fraud and banking litigation. Karl Heideck has now been licensed in General Practice for eight years in good standing.
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