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Title: Limited System Development and Implementation of the Jail Accounting Microcomputer System (JAMS) (From Technical Assistance for Automated Criminal Justice Information Systems - Final Report, 1981, by F K Tomlin - See NCJ-77830)
Author(s): F K Tomlin; G F Wallace
Corporate Author: SRI International
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
SRI International
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Contract Number: J-LEAA-017-78
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides information about the concept, objectives, guidelines, approach, activities, results, and conclusions of the system development, installation, and training for the Jail Accounting Microcomputer System (JAMS) at two sites: the Summit County Jail in Akron, Ohio, and the Richmond City Jail in Richmond, Virginia.
Abstract: JAMS enables inmate records to be tracked from the time a prisoner is booked until the inmate is released. Information on the inmate, the facility, detention, and justice processing is processed in the system. JAMS is intended to support the daily operating and management functions of small to medium-sized jails. It is designed for ease of use, accuracy, responsiveness, a broad range of functions, maximum operational availability, and small and rugged physical characteristics. To produce and install a fully operational and usable JAMS at each of the user sites, the contractor refigured the existing hardware components and redid the software and file structures, particularizing the system for ease of implementation at the sites; system transferability as a design objective was sought only to the extent that it did not interfere with the project's primary goals. JAMS was successfully implemented at the two sites, and training was provided. Documentation has been produced for use by both the users and technical support personnel. The basic functions of JAMS include transactions for creating and modifying records, inquiry, printing, and miscellaneous functions. JAMS provides reporting capabilities for inmate rosters, release lists, court lists, shift logs, statistical reporting, billing, exception reporting, and audit trials. Appendixes include the JAMS project strategy, a chronology of milestones, progress reports from the subcontractor, and the JAMS development trouble log. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Correctional information systems; Jails; Microcomputer systems; Model programs; Ohio; Program implementation; Technical assistance plans; Virginia
Note: Final report - JAMS Subtask. This document is available on microfiche under NCJ-77830.
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