Magazine article Corrections Forum

Do You Know Where Your Offenders Are?

Magazine article Corrections Forum

Do You Know Where Your Offenders Are?

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Law Enforcement Technology

The Facial Recognition System developed by AcSys Biometrics successfully identified an inmate wearing an officer's uniform during a demonstration conducted at the Office of Law Enforcement Technology Commercialization's Mock Prison Riot. New biometric technologies have already proved their value for prison applications. The state prison in Calipatra, Calif., saw a 65-percent reduction in violent incidents following installation of Technology Systems International Inc.'s PRISM RFID technology, which provides real-time tracking of inmates and officers via radio frequency (RF) transmitters. Officers attach the RF transmitters to their belts, while inmates wear transmitters on their wrists that verify the total number of inmates housed in the prison every two seconds. …

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