Montgomery County Moves Forward With Syscon Justice Systems
Press Release Apr 22, 2009
Vancouver, BC, 20 April, 2009: Syscon Justice Systems, the world’s leader in offender management solutions, announced today that it is progressing on schedule with the implementation of the company’s enhanced Elite Jail Management Systems (JMS) into the four facilities operated by the Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation (DOCR) in Maryland.
The new CRIMS system, will replace the facility’s older mainframe system and associated programs that have been developed ad-hoc over the past twenty years. Syscon’s state-of-the-art application will fully integrate the major portions of jail functionality, including Pre-Trial Services, Jail Management, Pre-Release and Re-Entry Services (including Work Release), Inmate Trust Accounting, and Medical/Mental Health Services. The Elite JMS utilizes an enterprise-wide data model that will significantly improve efficiency within DOCR, advance the agency’s information tracking of offenders, and provide important tools to support the agency’s mission of public safety.
Montgomery County DOCR, which houses more than 1,200 inmates on a daily basis, and manages an additional 3,400 pre-trial defendants, chose Syscon’s Elite OMS through a competitive bid process, through reviews of Syscon’s successful implementations in other States and large County Jails, and after a full technical proof of concept was demonstrated to the County.
Syscon’s President Dan Crawford praised the management of Montgomery County DOCR, noting that “Syscon is always excited to be working closely with a progressive agency that takes advantage of the full benefits possible from their decision to move forward with Syscon.”
The Elite JMS, based on Syscon’s 29 years of exclusive dedication to the corrections industry, will look after all aspects of offender management in Montgomery County DOCR’s facilities. These functions include admission, sentence calculation and management, classification, assessment and security, inmate property, programs and services, inmate grievances and requests, incidents and offenses in custody, electronic health records, gangs and security threat management, visits management, inmate financial systems, and pre-trial management. Implementation of the first phase of Elite is scheduled to be completed in November 2009.
About Syscon: For more than 29 years, Syscon has been the world leader in innovative Offender and Case Management Software design and delivery. Syscon’s Elite and Exact systems offer management functionality from booking and legal documentation through trust accounting, commissary, and medical records to the management of parole and other forms of community supervision. Syscon’s systems have been implemented in many States and large Counties across North America, in Australia and in England. Syscon’s clients already manage more than 350,000 offenders every day, without fail. For more information about Syscon, please visit www.syscon.net. Syscon Justice Systems is a SECURUS Technologies company.
Securus Technologies, Inc. is one of the largest suppliers of inmate communications and information management solutions, serving approximately 2,600 correctional facilities nationwide. A recognized leader in providing comprehensive, innovative technical solutions and responsive customer service, Securus’ sole focus is the specialized needs of the corrections and law enforcement communities. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the company also has offices in Carrollton and Allen Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; Modesto and Folsom, California; Raleigh, North Carolina; Vancouver, British Colombia; Antigua and Mexico City, Mexico; Sydney, Australia; London, England and Brantford, Ontario. For more information please visit the Securus website at www.securustechnologies.com.