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Title: COLORADO - OBSCIS (OFFENDER BASED CORRECTIONAL INFORMATION SYSTEM) FINAL REPORT
Corporate Author: Colorado Dept of Corrections
United States of America
Project Director: T G CRAGO
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 37
Sponsoring Agency: Colorado Dept of Corrections
Denver, CO 80906
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 77-ED-08-0002
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AN LEAA GRANT WAS AWARDED TO THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF INSTITUTIONS TO DEVELOP OFFENDER BASED CORRECTIONAL INFORMATION SYSTEM (OBSCIS) APPLICATION MODULES AND PROVIDE NATIONAL PRISONER STATISTICS.
Abstract: CERTAIN ACCOMPLISHMENTS WERE NOTEWORTHY OVER THE 1977-78 LIFE OF THE PROJECT. A COMPUTERIZED INFORMATION SYSTEM COMPRISED OF 140 DATA ELEMENTS WAS ESTABLISHED. ROUTINE DATA COLLECTION AND ENTRY ACTIVITIES FOR NEW INTAKES AND POPULATION MOVEMENT WERE ACCOMPLISHED IN THE ON-LINE MODE FROM FOUR TERMINALS. AN OBSCIS USER MANUAL WAS COMPLETED, AND FUNDS WERE APPROPRIATED BY THE LEGISLATURE TO PROVIDE AN AUTOMATED INTAKE SCHEDULING AND TRACKING SYSTEM FOR MAXIMUM AND MEDIUM SECURITY FACILITIES. THE PREPARATION OF A 5-YEAR AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING PLAN FOR CORRECTIONS WAS COMMENCED. INVESTIGATIVE AND PLANNING ACTIVITIES TO PROVIDE THE LEGISLATIVELY MANDATED INTAKE SCHEDULING AND TRACKING SYSTEM WERE INITIATED. DEPARTMENTWIDE USER TRAINING SESSIONS IN THE USE OF THE OBSCIS WERE CONDUCTED. SYSTEMS ACTIVITY WAS STARTED IN THE DESIGN OF A SOPHISTICATED OFFENDER DATABASE TO OPERATE ON AN ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE HOST COMPUTER. FINALLY, PROGRAMMING WAS CARRIED OUT TO ACCOMMODATE NATIONAL PRISONER STATISTICS REPORTING REQUIREMENTS. A MORE GRADUATED APPROACH TO IMPLEMENTING THE 140 DATA ELEMENTS COMPRISING THE OFFENDER DATABASE IS PLANNED. ATTACHMENTS CONTAIN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND FLOW CHARTS PERTINENT TO THE OBSCIS. (DEP)
Index Term(s): Colorado; Correctional information systems; Data collections; Inmate statistics; Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA); Offender statistics; Offenders; Program implementation; State correctional facilities
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