Faced with the increased pressure of over-crowded jails and limited resources, jail administrators and sheriffs are struggling to effectively manage correctional facilities. Tracking and measuring the success of inmate programs, containing rising inmate medical costs, and complying with a host of external standards, all within strained budgets remains a challenge.
Unisys Jail Management Solution (JMS) gives jail administrators more time to do what’s important- ‘manage inmates’. Based on the configurability of the core processes that are unique to large jails and detention centers, Unisys offers a system that is highly functional and flexible. The automated solution streamlines routine operations– from booking to release- reducing manual effort and lowering costs. Administrators can update changes to charges, court dates, and inmate records in real-time and perform their jobs more efficiently. Unisys JMS enables officers to leverage new technology and cope with the demands of managing correctional facilities.
Giving Jail Administrators More Time to Focus on Critical Functions
Unisys Jail Management Solution (JMS) streamlines daily jail operational processes, from intake through release, giving administrators more time to focus on essential functions. This includes tracking inmate movement, automated sentence calculation, visitation management, incident reporting, and transportation. By integrating with internal and external data sources, Unisys JMS enables law enforcement personnel to access and update critical information from anywhere in the facility, whether from a desktop or a secure mobile device.
Designed by and for Jail Administrators
Designed based on the feedback from actual end users, Unisys JMS helps meet jail administrators’ operational and management requirements. Based on our customers’ needs, Unisys subjected the JMS software to continuous upgrades, providing additional features and functionality with each iteration during the development phase.
Provides Real-Time Access to Information
Unisys JMS gives administrators and corrections staff real-time access to critical inmate information. Jail management personnel can keep track of inmate movement and record data in real-time. This helps them better evaluate the needs of inmates and control recidivism, improving officer and public safety.
Compatible with Mobile Devices
The solution’s compatibility with mobile devices means jail administrators can positively identify and track inmates, initiate remote log entries, generate incident reports as well as retrieve and update information in real-time. This anytime, anywhere access to information not only enhances productivity, but also empowers jail management staff, allowing them to effectively manage and control correctional facilities through their mobile devices.
Automation of Inmate Management Activities
From monitoring prisoner movement, to inmate visitation management, tracking program data, and maintaining incident reporting, Unisys JMS streamlines daily inmate management activities. This automation of daily operational processes gives jail administrators’ time to do what is important - manage inmates.
Strengths Links Across Justice Organizations
Our solution provides jail administrators with secure access to critical information from courts, attorneys, jail and corrections databases, as well as national databases. This collaboration and information sharing strengthens links across justice organizations by bringing together vital information and inmate data.
Improves Inmate Morale via “Inmate Help”
Unisys JMS offers a self-service function via “Inmate Help”, which helps improve inmate morale by giving them access to rules and regulations, providing information about the grievance process, and helping them discover new programs or procedural changes. Inmates get access to commissary account balance and place commissary orders, project release dates, charges and their daily schedules. The self-service function also allows inmates to request for medical appointments and meetings with their public defenders, chaplains or social workers through secure kiosks located in facility common areas.