Unisys bags IT contract from Dutch Custodial Institutions Service

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Unisys Corporation said it received an IT contract from the Netherlands’ Custodial Institutions Service (DJI) to deliver a new custody management solution for prisons across the country.

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 contract will run for up to 10 years, with the option of a 10 year extension.  The new system is expected to be delivered later in 2016 for roll-out across the penitentiary network in 2017.

Once the solution is live, the entire organization 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, Unisys said in a communique.

The system is also expected to improve the efficiency of prison management activities such as enrollment of new litigants, assigning cells, visitor requests, transfers and leave requests.

Unisys collaborated with DJI in 2014 and implemented its LEIDA (Library of Electronic ID Artifacts) framework to support The Basic Provision Biometrics program inthe Netherlands.

The Basic Provision program uses biometric data, such as fingerprints, to verify litigants’ identities during their time in custody.

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