The NIJ Corrections Technology Program identifies or develops and demonstrates affordable, reliable and easy to install, use and maintain technology, and has two main components: Institutional Corrections and Community Corrections. A secondary goal is transfer to practitioners.


  • Develop a program that balances the needs of prisons, jails, prerelease centers, parole and probation.
  • Use input from correctional professionals and technical experts.
  • Stress technologies that have an application across public safety areas.
  • Identify both available technology that can be quickly transferred and technology that requires multiyear development.
  • Demonstrate technology under field conditions whenever possible.

TWG Requirements

Selection and Implementation Guides for Corrections Technology - Development of a research initiative with the outcome being a “User Guide” outlining correctional technologies, how it can be applied, implementation issues, the costs of establishing this capability can be achieved.

Institutional Corrections Requirements and Projects

Community Corrections Requirements and Projects



The National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) provides the Law Enforcement & Corrections Technology News Summary as a service to law enforcement, corrections and forensic science practitioners. The summary includes abstracts of articles from major national newspapers, business magazines, websites, national and international wire services, and periodicals focusing on law enforcement and corrections technology.

Please note that providing synopses of articles on law enforcement and corrections technology or the mention of specific manufacturers or products does not constitute the endorsement of the U.S. Department of Justice or NLECTC.

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