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Corrections Tech 2020 White Paper Released

Tuesday, April 11, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Martha Hill
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Ashburn, Virginia, April 12, 2017. The IJIS Institute – a nonprofit organization focused on mission-critical information sharing for justice, public safety and homeland security – has released a new white paper, Corrections Tech 2020. The new technology trends white paper was created by the IJIS Institute Corrections Advisory Committee.


Corrections Tech 2020 is a survey of technological trends, current and potential, which are likely to impact the corrections environment in the next 3-5 years. The aim is to provide a ‘one-stop’ high-level overview for the leadership of correctional agencies and their information technology (IT) organizations, to help understand how these capabilities are evolving, and anticipate where technology may be applied to address current and future business problems.


Fred Roesel, chair of the IJIS Institute’s Corrections Advisory Committee and member of its Board of Directors, said, “It is impossible to predict precisely all the ways in which correctional agencies will apply technology in 2020 and beyond.” He further stated, “However, we believe it is possible to take a ‘30,000-foot view’ of current technical and market trends to make some basic predictions about where correctional agencies and their IT leadership may need to deploy resources in coming years.”


While several members of the Corrections Advisory Committee were involved at some level in the creation of the white paper, the Principal Contributors were:

  • Brian Day, Syscon Justice Systems, Chair of the Corrections Tech Sub-Committee and Lead Contributor

  • Michael Anderson, Florida Department of Corrections, Community Corrections

  • John Daugherty, Montana Department of Corrections

  • Kathy Gattin, IJIS Institute

  • Fred Roesel, Marquis Software; Chair, IJIS Corrections Advisory Committee


Read Corrections 2020 and other white paper resources at


The Corrections Advisory Committee is focused on advancing information sharing standards among the jail, institutional and community corrections communities, in support of the IJIS Institute’s mission to unite the private and public sectors to provide assistance, training and support for information exchange and technology initiatives in the realm of public safety and the administration of justice.