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Short Update: Colombia considers using Chilean app to track paroled prisoners

FairTrialsAdmin - June 1, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Prisoner releases, Surveillance

Chilean tech company GeoVictoria expects Colombia to implement its app that would allow authorities to track parolees using biometric data such as facial and voice recognition as well as location tracking through an electronic anklet or bracelet. The biometric data, which can also be collected over landline phones due to the use of voice recognition, would be matched with location tracking data in the cloud to ensure that prisoners complete their sentences.

The app is already being used to track nearly 2,000 Chilean prisoners paroled due to COVID-19, and the company expects that it will be adopted by many other countries seeking to decrease prison overcrowding.

See EFE's story here (in Spanish).

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