Parole is one of the most complicated parts of the overall judicial management system. It usually involves an inmate who is being released under specific conditions. It is very important that the inmate follows these conditions. But how do you keep track of it all as one parole officer with multiple offenders to maintain? Managing on pen and paper can be a nightmare that’s why a digital parole management system is vital.
What Is a Parole Management System?
Parole is a term that refers to a prisoner’s conditional release. A “parolee” is a person who has been released from prison. The parolee is released from prison, but he or she must fulfill a set of obligations. If a parolee does not follow the requirements, they may be sent back to prison. Parole permits a parolee to complete a portion of their sentence in the community. A prisoner on parole will be subject to parole requirements and will be supervised. Having a prisoner serve part of their sentence in the community on parole helps them get back into society and makes the community safer.
As mentioned above, a parolee has to abide by a few rules and regulations, as well as periodic check-ins with a parole officer to confirm they are still in the designated area and complying with the provided rules. A single parole officer is responsible for multiple parolees. Managing all this data by pen and paper would be impossible, so a digital system is used to track all the activities of a parolee.
A parole management system can be a web application or a mobile app, or a combination of both. With the data securely on the cloud, different stakeholders like the Prison Management, and Law Enforcement Management authorities can access the data instantly, even from a smartphone.
How a Digital Parole Management System Works
To keep proper track of the parolees, it is important to implement a digital system, via a web-based application along with a mobile app. The process of parole will differ from country to country, and even amongst different states within the US, with different conditions of parole and separate processes of management. The Parole Management System by M2SYS eGov eliminates the need to build a solution from scratch as the workflow of the software is customizable. The basic workflow is explained below:
Parole Management System by eGov Platform
When a convict is released on parole, the system is updated with any pertinent information, including biometric data. Then, using an easy-to-use scheduler module, a parole office arranges frequent visits. During visits, parolees must use a biometric matching system to verify their identity. If everything checks out, a parole officer will make the necessary changes to the case logs. When an offender breaks any parole rules or misses a visit, the parole officer can take remedial action. On the system, all violation logs are kept, and a GPS tracking device makes it easy for the parole officer to locate the parolee.
The eGov Parole Management Solution enables parole officers to identify and manage case files, parole terms, and length, and also manage visits. If you want to witness the solution in action, schedule a free demo today.