With all the burgeoning technology it can be hard for facility administrators to keep track of what works and what's relevant. Fortunately, the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center keeps track of new products and sponsors events highlighting the best of the best. This week, we review what practitioners saw at NLECTC's recent Annual Innovative Technologies for Community Corrections conference.
Jim, Corrections.com editor
Tracking the event horizon
By Ann Coppola
Monitoring tech toys
Offender tracking, sex offender Internet monitoring, risk assessment instruments, and drug and alcohol tests were just a few of the technologies on display at last week’s 9th Annual Innovative Technologies for Community Corrections conference. The conference, sponsored by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center's Rocky Mountain Regional Center and held in Denver, Colorado, spotlighted the latest innovations in community corrections technology and featured supervision tools not yet out on the market.
The three-day event attracted more than 350 people from Canada, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, and 44 U.S. states. Professionals from all areas of community corrections, including probation, parole, pretrial, treatment, and work release programs, came to network, workshop, and view the technological wares from 30 different exhibitors. Read this week's full story.
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"The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that if they foul up there's no law against wacking them around a little."
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