PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
Joseph Bishop has been appointed as director of the Office of Investigations and Compliance (OIC) at the Tennessee Department of Corrections.
Jessica Lee is the new vice president of Corizon’s nursing support department, based in the company’s corporate headquarters in Brentwood, Tenn.
PRODUCTSAll Purpose Lockers
Designed for visitors and staff in correctional and detention facilities, multi-user lockers from Lyon Workspace come with digilocks, which allow each user to create a personal 4-digit pass code on a per use basis.Metal Detector System
The WT2000 walk-through metal detector from Astrophysics provides accurate detection without picking up on harmless items such as coins, jewelry, and keys, according to the company.
RIKERS ISLAND, N.Y. — As is so often the case, Goldman Sachs is on the cutting edge of an innovation that alternatively excites, fascinates and concerns people. Almost assuredly the most well known investment banking firm in the world, Goldman Sachs is legendary for being able to position itself to make a profit in the best of times or the worst of times, in terms of the world economy.
FREDERICK, Md. — The Frederick County Adult Detention Center in Maryland is joining the growing list of prisons that are going green. The 400-inmate jail is in the process of adding a solar energy array as part of a previously planned project to replace the roof.
CTA Summit Allows for Technological Dialogue
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The Corrections Technology Association (CTA) held its 13th annual summit with sessions titled “Innovative Cross-Jurisdictional Data Sharing,” “Implementation Initiatives/Lessons Learned,” and “Solving Correctional Problems with Innovative Technologies.”
Pennsylvania Passes Prison Reform
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed Senate Bill 100 into law on July 9, 2012, after unanimous approval in both chambers of the legislature. The governor is hoping the bill will back up his self-characterization as a prison reformer, as sources say the bill could save hundreds of millions of dollars over a five-year period.
California and Texas Invest in Cell Phone Blocking TechnologyLOS ANGELES — California and Texas may be considered opposites on the political spectrum, but the two states do have the same philosophy when it comes to cell phones in state prisons.
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