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Wisconsin prisoners tracked by .Net

Corrections officials in Wisconsin counties are saving money and aggravation with software developed using Microsoft .Net to monitor prisoner transfers between courts, jails and other correctional facilities. About 18 months ago, the sheriff of Douglas County, Wis., told Phil Brandsey, CEO of Emerald Systems Inc. of Spooner, Wis., about his troubles scheduling prisoner transfers. The sheriff would go to a state facility to pick up a prisoner and find that the neighboring county also had prisoners that needed to be transferred to the same place, duplicating law enforcement effort and travel costs. Nobody knew about the similar transfers in advance. It was irritating, time-consuming and expensive, requiring a lot of telephone calls and faxes, Douglas County sheriff Tom Dalbec said. Full Story

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