Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Close  
  • share this

DOJ launches prison record system based on biometrics

/ 05:46 AM September 14, 2015

No more overstaying inmates.

This was the assurance given by Justice Secretary Leila de Lima following last week’s launch of what was believed to be the first-ever biometrics-based prison records system.

ADVERTISEMENT

De Lima said in an interview after the ceremonies at the Bureau of Corrections in Muntinlupa City that the Inmate Management Information System (IMIS) would, among others, address the delay in the release of inmates due to lost or misplaced records.

Instead of relying on “hard copies,” all the information on an inmate would be automated under the IMIS.

FEATURED STORIES

According to a press release, apart from allowing the “live capturing of inmates’ biometric information,” the IMIS enables the “automated computation” of their remaining period of confinement, taking into consideration their Good Conduct Time Allowance credits, if any.

“Inmates with expired sentences should not be allowed to stay a day longer than the expiry date. With this system, that will be a reality,” De Lima said.

A demonstration of the program during the launch showed that once the fingerprints of incoming inmates were scanned, the IMIS could show whether they had been previously confined in any penal facility under IMIS. It would also show whether they used an alias or their real name.

It was unclear, however, which penal facilities apart from the NBP were already covered by the system.–Kristine Felisse Mangunay

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: biometrics, DoJ, inmates, Leila de Lima, overstaying inmates, prison record system, prisoners
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
entertainment

PH films in Germany, Indonesia and Canada

September 20, 2018 12:40 AM

entertainment

La Diva reunion in the works

September 20, 2018 12:30 AM

entertainment

‘Nun’ star on benefits of watching horror films

September 20, 2018 12:20 AM



© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.