The Cuyahoga County Jail is a frequent destination for volunteers, outside agencies, and liaisons to conduct interviews or programming with inmates. Currently, upon arrival, preapproved visitors are issued mailing labels as disposable identification badges. Visitors who enter or exit may or may not be entered in the current system, a Microsoft Access database, based on the workload of the officer at that time. The result may be an inaccurate accounting of on-site visitors at any given moment.
The Sheriff's Department is seeking a technology solution that will improve access management of the Cuyahoga County Jail. Proposed solutions should include:
- A registration process for gaining access to the facility that includes the ability to predetermine the overall time frame access is permitted,
- Automatic alerts when an approved visitor is not listed as a departure within a predetermined time frame,
- The ability to print disposable ID badges for approved visitors, which can be scanned when entering or exiting the facility. Disposable ID badges should not have the possibility of being reused for future entry,
- Scanning capabilities to work in workload with barcodes on current employees and/or approved contractor ID badges,
- Reporting capabilities to determine the frequency of jail access. Data of interest to be captured include dates and times of access, the nature of the visit, and the name of the inmate/s being interviewed with the inmates’ current location, if applicable, and/or approved programming area with approved predetermined date and time, and
- The ability to enter notes pertaining to the person entering the jail.