Justice and Public Safety

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Tests Radio Frequency Identification

Pilot installation of inmate management and officer safety system.

by / June 9, 2004 0
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRH) selected an inmate tracking and officer safety system for a pilot project at the Ross Correctional Facility in Chillicothe, Ohio. ODRH currently operates 33 adult facilities collectively housing approximately 44,000 inmates, and the technology will be evaluated for potential application throughout the Ohio prison system.

Alanco Technologies' TSI PRISM RFID continuous tracking system tracks the location and movement of inmates and officers to reduce prison operating costs and enhance officer safety and facility security. The system provides real-time inmate and officer identification, location and tracking capabilities both indoors and out.
Miriam Jones Chief Copy Editor