MorphoTrust updates inmate identification system

June 4, 2013 - 

MorphoTrust USA has released the newest iteration of the Offender ID inmate identification, enrollment and tracking solution.

According to the company, the specific version, Offender ID 3.1, offers new security features, including face and fingerprint biometric capture as well as searchable aliases. Currently, the system integrates into existing jail management or mug shot systems, or can stand alone as a repository for biometric data.

“Accurate, efficient tracking of inmates helps prison officials protect the safety of their facilities and personnel, and prevents dangerous mistakes as inmates are moved and released,” Bob Eckel, CEO of MorphoTrust said. “The newest version of MorphoTrust Offender ID complements the live scan devices and other solutions available through Morpho, making these processes even safer and easier for agencies to implement.”

MorphoTrust USA recently published an infographic explaining how facial recognition technology helps law enforcement agencies bring criminals to justice, following questions that arose about facial recognition and its use in identifying suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing.

Earlier this year, MorphoTrust landed a significant contract to maintain the central biometrics platform of the U.S. Department of Defense. The contract, worth $17.8 million, is set to last five years.


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