As the number of correctional facilities increase, technology has been of great help to government organizations to manage offenders and victims. Implementing a technology can be a long and difficult process, and before new technology can be implemented, things may have changed. Besides, a majority of the corrections agencies struggle to handle these changing technologies as they have limited knowledge and necessary resources. This is precisely where correctional solutions and service providers marks its presence with their priceless expertise, unparalleled experience and unmatched technological knowledge to bring peace of mind to communities and the people whose job is to keep prisoners safe and secure.
The corrections field faces several challenges. Some of the prominent ones include prison overcrowding, funding gaps, staff safety/ inmate violence, and staff retention. At this backdrop, correctional solution and service providers help in implementing a right technology that provides value to law enforcement and corrections agencies.
Implementing an automated offender management system can be one of the most beneficial investments for correctional facilities. Technology can aid in safety measures in other ways. For example, some correctional facilities have a system that tracks inmates’ whereabouts. Inmates wear a barcoded bracelet and sensors are installed at various locations throughout the facility. Streamlining and automating prison commissary systems can also improve efficiency and possibly facility safety. The commissary, a store within a correctional facility where inmates can purchase products, can be automated to track how many items an inmate purchases in a certain period of time.
We hope this issue of the Govt CIO Outlook helps you build the partnership you and your firm need to foster technologically-driven correctional institutions.
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