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Corrections Tech 2020: Technological Trends in Custodial & Community Corrections
IJIS Institute, March 2017
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Corrections Tech 2020 from March 2017

"This white paper is a survey of technological trends, current and potential, which are likely to impact the corrections environment in the next 3-5 years. The aim is to provide a ‘one stop’ high-level overview for the leadership of correctional agencies and their information technology (IT) organizations, to help understand how these capabilities are evolving, and anticipate where technology may be applied to address current and future business problems. We have attempted to include both existing technologies which could be adapted or extended to serve the correctional mission, and areas where new technologies may be needed to address gaps. Our definition of corrections includes any public or private entity engaged in both custodial and community supervision, at any level (federal, state, county, tribal and territorial), and touches on related developments across the criminal justice spectrum as a whole. Our primary focus is the United States, though we have also noted selected developments in other English-speaking countries."

Procuring and Implementing Offender Tracking Technology Challenges and Needs
Russo, Joe, and George B. Drake. Justice Technology Information Center, April 2018
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Procuring and Implementing offender tracking technology by the NIJ

Criminal justice agencies increasingly leverage offender tracking technology in the supervision of accused and convicted criminal offenders. According to a 2016 survey conducted by The Pew Charitable Trusts, agencies were supervising more than 88,0001 individuals with offender tracking technology, a 30-fold increase from the roughly 2,900 reported a decade earlier.
Although this represents a rapid growth curve, it may be expected that as initiatives across the country designed to reduce jail and prison populations gain traction, the use of this technology as a means to safely supervise individuals in the community will further expand. In light of the increasingly important role that offender tracking technology plays in community supervision, the Justice Technology Information Center (JTIC), a program of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), embarked on an effort to better understand the challenges faced by agencies and the assistance they require to make better decisions about identifying, evaluating, selecting, procuring and implementing this technology.