Unisys to deliver prison management solution for the Netherlands
Unisys Corporation has been selected by the Netherlands’ Custodial Institutions Service (DJI) to deliver a new custody management solution for penitentiaries across the country.
According to a statement by the company, the new 10 year contract has an option for a 10 year extension and under the terms of the agreement, Unisys will support all aspects of custody management for DJI using the Unisys Law Enforcement Application Framework (U-LEAF). The new system is expected to be delivered later in 2016 for roll-out across the penitentiary network in 2017. U-LEAF’s modular technology allows for rapid deployment, integration and re-use of resources for law enforcement. These services are easily configurable to support disparate criminal justice systems, governance, practices and processes, to make information sharing, case management, creating a digital government and other law enforcement activities more effective and efficient.
This new contract builds on Unisys’ collaboration with DJI in 2014 when the firm implemented its LEIDA (Library of Electronic ID Artifacts) framework to support The Basic Provision Biometrics program in the Netherlands. The Basic Provision program uses biometric data, such as fingerprints, to verify litigants’ identities during their time in custody.
Once the solution is live, DJI will have a single integrated view of litigants which will enable cooperation with parties such as care providers, lawyers and policing and law enforcement agencies.
The system will also improve the efficiency of prison management activities such as enrollment of new litigants, assigning cells, visitor requests, transfers and leave requests. The deputy director of DJI, A.L.C. Roelofs, commented, “The simplicity of Unisys’ U-LEAF gives us many options to improve work across the network of Dutch custodial institutions and to support our collaboration with partners like the police, public prosecution service and CJIB. I believe we’ll see great efficiencies from this solution as it removes many technical processes which will enable our employees to focus on other important legal tasks.”
“Unisys brings DJI years of global experience, gained from delivering some of the most significant justice and law enforcement solutions in the world,” said Jim Vlaming, public sector lead at Unisys Nederland N.V. “In particular, our long-term relationships in the public sector demonstrate that we have the technology and the knowledge to develop solutions that put people at the heart of their job and U-LEAF is the latest example of that.”