Device Addresses Sexual Abuse Problem In Nation’s Women’s Prisons
In an effort to reduce incidents of sexual violence in women’s penitentiaries, Alanco Technologies has released a new component called PSD-II for its TSI PRISM radio frequency tracking system.
PSD-II is a belt worn by officers or staff equipped with a transmitter. If the belt is removed, the tracking system will instantly perceive and record the incident.
Moreover, if an inmate accuses a guard of improper behavior, the TSI PRISM system can be used to verify the whereabouts of the staff member and how long he or she stayed in a particular area, says Alanco CEO and Chairman Bob Kauffman. As a result, the system can be used by investigators to discern whether a claim of abuse is genuine, he says. Kauffman hopes that when leased to state agencies, the system can reduce operating costs at women’s correctional facilities.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center(NLECTC) from Business Wire (03/11/03).