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How to buy inmate tracking (eBook)

Download this Corrections1 inmate tracking buying guide to learn key steps for product selection, purchasing and implementation


During the lunchtime headcount, Inmate Smith is missing from his cell. A pencil mark next to his name on the paper headcount board might indicate he’s gone, but it could have been erased, and there’s no detail about when he left the housing unit, where he went, or when he’s due to return.

You radio Control, who confirms Smith is counted on her manually updated count sheet. After locking down the housing unit and conducting facility-wide counts for 60 minutes, you are notified by your transportation unit that Smith has been out for court since right after breakfast. Transport almost advised Control they were taking Smith to court but got distracted by an unruly inmate and forgot to notify anyone.

If this sounds familiar, your facility could benefit from a modernized approach to inmate tracking.

Correctional facilities across the country are improving their inmate tracking methods through technology. Agencies are achieving more consistent and accurate facility safety and accountability by implementing RFID (radiofrequency identification) systems to better track jail and prison inmates.

This Corrections1 guide addresses the key issues to consider when acquiring inmate tracking systems.

Included in this guide:

  • Things to consider before buying inmate tracking systems, ensuring you understand your facility’s specific needs and the capabilities of different systems.
  • Implementation strategies, helping you integrate the tracking systems effectively into your operations.
  • Essential questions to ask vendors, enabling you to gather all necessary information for informed purchasing decisions.
  • A directory of inmate tracking system companies, providing a comprehensive list of reputable suppliers.

Download your free copy of the comprehensive “How to Buy Inmate Tracking” guide from Corrections1 by filling out the form today.