The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) is to implement an electronic case-management system to replace the current paper-based one, to support effective offender management.
“With the assistance of our international partner, the Organization of American States (OAS), an electronic case-management system was identified in Brazil, which can be replicated in Jamaica with minor adjustments,” State Minister in the Ministry of National Security, Hon. Rudyard Spencer, said.
He was making his contribution to the 2018/19 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 16.
Mr. Spencer said it is expected that implementation of the system will improve monitoring and treatment of offenders, adding that the implementation is slated for completion in financial year 2018/19.
Meanwhile, the State Minister said the Ministry intends to install a high-technology closed-circuit television (CCTV) system throughout all correctional and remand centres.
“This will significantly improve the DCS’ monitoring capability and act as a deterrent to people wanting to bring prohibited items into the facilities,” Mr. Spencer noted.