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NCJ Number: 211883 Find in a Library
Title: Technology for Corrections: California Style
Corporate Author: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
United States of America
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Grant Number: 96-MU-MU-K011
Sale Source: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
700 N. Frederick Ave.
Bldg. 181, Room 1L30
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses the work of California’s Department of Correction's (CDOC’s) Technology Transfer Committee.
Abstract: The CDOC’s Technology Transfer Committee has worked for the past 20 years to bring relevant technology to corrections by bridging the gap between government and industry. While the Committee does not fund the development of new technologies, it does test and evaluate technologies for corrections use. The Committee works with private industries to communicate its technological needs; industries then develop products with their own funds and, if they are effective, they are guaranteed a market. This Technology Transfer Committee model can be utilized by corrections agencies in any State. Also offered in this article is a textbox describing emerging technologies brought to the CDOC by the Technology Transfer Committee that are expected to “revolutionize prisons forever.” One technology involves electronic wrist monitoring bands to be worn by inmates and correctional officers that will utilize radio-frequency signals to identify the exact location of each individual within the facility. Contact information is provided.
Main Term(s): Equipment evaluation; Science and Technology
Index Term(s): Corrections internal security; Police equipment
Note: From TechBeat, Winter 2001; downloaded October 26, 2005.
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