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Active RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Pilot Program

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $100,000)

The proposed project is a pilot program to evaluate the effectiveness and technical merits of deploying active RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology in a jail environment. Although successfully implemented in more static prison environments, this technology has yet to be deployed in a high-turnover jail facility with short lengths of stay and a high volume of inmate movements. This project will measure both the effectiveness of this technology as a deterrent in reducing inmate-initiated assaults on other inmates and officers as well as its effectiveness as a tool for investigating incidents that do occur.


Date Created: September 20, 2005