Corrections management system keeps tabs on offenders
When dealing with 577,000 existing inmate, victim, complainants and gun registration records, keeping tabs on 6,500 released offenders can be problematic—especially when information is needed post haste.
The cities of Eugene and Springfield (Lane County, Ore.) have solved that problem, with Motorola’s help, by installing a next-generation administrative information system.
The Offendertrak Corrections Management System, which Motorola described as one of the industry’s most advanced inmate information systems, allows local police and justice agencies immediate access to background checks, gives them the ability to view jail and offender data, and the ability to quickly identify parole violators.
With responsibility for approximately 17,000 “offender lodgings and releases” annually, Lane County needed an effective solution to manage massive amounts of offender data on a daily basis.
This Motorola Safety and Security Solutions program is the first phase of a $10.5 million interagency information conversion and part of the Area Information Records System (AIRS), a system that serves the regional consortium of local public safety and justice agencies.
The second phase of the AIRS conversion will be completed over the course of several years and will include multi-jurisdictional law enforcement records, computer-aided dispatch, local court records, the addition of mobile field reporting and fire/EMS records management.
The system also allows public access to photos of arraigned suspects and offenders and provides a link to the Statewide Victim Notification System, which makes it possible for immediate notification of an offender’s change of custody status to be sent to victims by a live operator before offenders are released.
The Statewide Victim Notification System is part of a system entitled “VINE,” or Victim Information & Notification Everyday, installed and managed by Louisville, Ky.-based Appriss and currently used in more than 1,000 cities and 39 states.
“The Offendertrac System represents the future of corrections management and provides our agency with a centralized repository of inmate information,” said Lt. Mark Graham of the Lane County Sheriff’s Office.
“We needed an information management system that was robust, scalable for small or large facilities, and designed to evolve with changing procedures or new requirements. Offendertrac exceeds those needs, saving us valuable time and resources,” Graham said.
The Offendertrac System is helping Lane County electronically convert, manage and update 90,000 paper communications annually, including inmate reports, forms and assessments.