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Software bug keeps hundreds of inmates in Arizona jails past release dates

Arizona Corrections Department whistleblowers say hundreds of incarcerated people who should be eligible for release are being held in prison because inmate management software cannot interpret current sentencing laws. From a report: KJZZ does not appoint whistleblowers because they fear retaliation. Employees said they have been raising the issue internally for over a year, but prison administrators have taken no action to fix the software bug. The sources said CIO Holly Greene and Deputy Director Joe Profiri have known about the issue since 2019. The Arizona Department of Corrections has confirmed there is an issue with the software. In 2019, the department had spent more than $ 24 million contracting with IT company Business & Decision in North America to create and maintain the software program, known as ACIS, which is used to manage the prison population in state prisons. One of ACIS’s software modules, designed to calculate inmate release dates, is currently unable to accommodate an amendment to state law that was passed in 2019.

Software bug keeps hundreds of inmates in Arizona jails past release dates

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