Tracking Inmates and Locating Staff with Active Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID): Early Lessons Learned in One U.S. Correctional Facility
This research was supported by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Office of Justice
Radio frequency identification systems -- Design and construction, Correctional institutions -- United States -- Case studies, Administration of criminal justice -- Technological innovations -- Evaluation
The lessons identified in this report pertain to the issues for a correctional facility to take into account when considering whether to deploy an active radio-frequency identification (RFID) system within the institution. Because the experience of U.S. correctional institutions with RFID is still fairly limited, this report represents an early look at the experiences of one of the few facilities that have invested in active RFID for use in tracking inmates and locating staff. It provides important information and insights on issues to consider in the conceptualization, design, and installation of an active RFID system in a correctional setting.
Hickman, Laura J., Lois M. Davis, Edward Wells and Mel Eisman, Tracking Inmates and Locating Staff with Active Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID): Early Lessons Learned in One U.S. Correctional Facility, Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation, TR-786-NIJ, 2010. As of January 24, 2014: http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR786