News & Events
Right on Crime: End of an Era: Georgia Begins to Close Parole Offices", December 2, 2012
Georgia is moving quickly toward the end of an era as parole offices are being closed at a pace that will see most of them completely shuttered within the next calendar year. A handful already are closed, about another dozen will close within weeks and the remainder will close as the state moves away from real estate toward reliance on parole officer-friendly remote technology. Originally posted by Georgia Public Policy Foundation
Pew Public Safety Performance Project: Time Served: The High Cost, Low Return of Longer Prison Terms", June 6, 2012
"Prisoners released in 2009 served an average of nine additional months in custody, 36 percent longer than offenders released in 1990. Time served by drug and violent offenders grew at nearly the same pace. Housing costs per offender totaled $23,300, for a sum of over $10 billion nationwide. More than $5 billion of these costs went to housing non-violent offenders. A companion analysis Pew conducted in partnership with external researchers found that many non-violent offenders in Florida, Maryland and Michigan could have served significantly shorter prison terms with little or no public safety consequences. The report also summarizes recent strategies that states have employed to modify time served and public opinion polling showing strong national support for reducing non-violent offender sentences."
AnyTrax Adds Vice President of Sales, October 18, 2011
AnyTrax announces the recent hiring of Louie Hunter as Vice President of Sales to lead AnyTrax sales efforts nationwide. In this role, Mr. Hunter is responsible for developing and implementing sales and customer engagement strategies that result in highly satisfied probation, pretrial and parole agencies. He and his team will continue to focus on meeting and supporting the growing need by criminal justice agencies and courts to find new ways to streamline offender supervision and implement evidence-based practices. Eric Tumperi, CEO of AnyTrax said that "We are in much better position to grow and expand as we continue to engage new customers."
Workshop at ACA 141st Congress of Corrections to Feature AnyTrax Telephone Reporting, August 8, 2011
A workshop titled “Improving Compliance Using Automated Telephone Reporting” at the ACA 141st Congress of Corrections will feature a county agency's experience in using AnyTrax to reduce failures to appear by more than 75%, while saving over $75,000 and improving court operations, staff morale, and community safety. Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida, August 5-10, 2011.
"A new report from The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Philadelphia Research Initiative finds that city and county officials throughout the country are taking steps to reduce jail populations in ways intended to save money, maintain public safety and make the criminal justice system more efficient."
"In its new study, Pew’s Philadelphia Research Initiative found that taxpayers and public officials in communities large and small are confronting the reality that more money for jails can mean less money for other government services, especially in these tough economic times."
APPA Perspectives: "The Case for Automated Reporting", November 18, 2010
The Technology Update in the Fall 2010 issue of APPA Perspectives addresses how community supervision agencies use automated reporting programs to "monitor the lowest risk offenders in the most cost-effective, least intrusive manner so that resources could be directed to providing intensive programming to the highest risk offenders."
This article summarizes the basis for positive results of automated reporting technologies, explaining that "kiosks are location specific and currently require the offender to report to it" and that "telephone reporting systems provide the added flexibility of not being tied to a specific time or location, which enhances communications."
Economist Magazine Feature on Crime and Punishment in America, July 22, 2010
Rough Justice: America locks up too many people, some for acts that should not even be criminal.
Too Many Laws, Too Many Prisoners: Never in the civilised world have so many been locked up for so little.
Prisons Full, Coffers Empty: Southern Republicans think it’s time to slow down the growth of locking up.
Workshop at Innovative Technologies for Corrections Conference Features AnyTrax Telephone Reporting, June 21, 2010
A workshop on “Dramatically Improving Client Compliance with Effective Use of Automated Telephone Reporting” at the National Law Enforcement Technology Center (NLECTC), Innovative Technologies for Corrections Conference (ITCC) featured a county agency's experience in using AnyTrax to reduce failures to appear by more than 66%, while saving over $75,000 and improving court operations, staff morale, and community safety.
APPA Supports Pretrial Supervision Services, June 15, 2010
On June 7, 2010, the American Probation and Parole Association published a new Resolution supporting pretrial supervision services. As the Resolution states, “pretrial supervision services exist to evaluate the jail population to ensure those who should be in custody remain in custody and those who do not pose a significant risk to the community can be released, allowing for better utilization of our justice resources.“
AnyTrax, Customer, and Partner Lead Workshop at APPA 34th Annual Training Institute, August 24, 2009
AnyTrax CEO Eric Tumperi, along with Rocco Pozzi, Commissioner of the Westchester County Probation Department in New York, and Neal Goodloe, Trainer for Northpointe Institute for Public Management in Virginia, conducted a workshop at this APPA (American Probation and Parole Association) Annual Training Institute in Anaheim, California.
The workshop, titled “Effective Classification of Offender Groups for Telephone Self Reporting,” reviewed self reporting principles for supervision of lower and higher risk offenders as well as information on how telephone self reporting can reduce both cost and officer workloads. Commissioner Pozzi described how Westchester County uses self reporting and classifies offenders for eligibility based on risk assessment. Mr. Goodloe, formerly a chief probation officer in the Virginia Department of Corrections, discussed his experience implementing formal risk assessment and telephone self reporting, and how agencies can use formal risk assessment to objectively determine which offenders are good candidates for telephone self reporting.
roboCUFF Changes Name to AnyTrax, August 24, 2009
roboCUFF, a leading provider of voice supervision services to community supervision agencies, today announced its name change to AnyTrax. The name change, which carries over to roboCUFF-branded solutions such as AnyTrax Curfew Monitor and AnyTrax Self Report, more accurately reflects several key benefits: biometric “voiceprint” authentication with more than 99 percent accuracy; configurable protocol templates that save time and promote consistency and standardization; and anytime, anywhere communication with clients. The new name also helps clarify that AnyTrax does not rely on any custom hardware or physical devices such as a cuff.
Recession Takes Toll on Prison Budgets, August 12, 2009
As inmate populations have soared to more than 2.3 million, prisons have become one of the fastest growing areas of state government spending for several years – but that may be changing. Research by the non-partisan organization The Vera Institute of Justice shows that at least 23 states slashed funding for prisons this year. Six states – Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska and Washington – cut funding for corrections by more than 10 percent from last year’s levels. As a result, many states are exploring new ways to reduce recidivism and achieve long-term savings.
AnyTrax Awarded Patent for Graduated Sanctions/Progressive Response for Automated Monitoring, Scheduling and Notification, June 15, 2009
AnyTrax has been awarded United States Patent 7,522,060, a business method patent that includes a unique framework for how AnyTrax protocols help criminal justice professionals carry out caseload supervision responsibilities. The method further includes case level configuration for individual offenders, exception handling for individual or groups of exceptions, progressive response handling using various measured factors, rule-driven information views to expedite exception handling, and alert/report processing that assures the right individuals are notified of case status changes. The method also integrates a wide array of choices and factors into a prescribed protocol to increase consistency and measurability, thereby improving agency outcomes.
“One in 31,“ a report published by the Pew Center on the States, juxtaposes the nation’s sharp increase in the community supervised offender population to the high percentage of state correction dollars currently spent on prisons. More than 7.3 million people, or one in every 31, are offenders in the U.S. corrections system. While an overwhelming majority of these offenders live in the community, nearly 90 percent of state correction funds are allocated to prisons. The report provides a blueprint for states to cut both crime and spending by reallocating prison expenses to fund stronger community supervision.
AnyTrax Exhibiting at Upcoming Conferences
Association of Paroling Authorities International (APAI), Annual Training Conference, May 19 - 22, 2013 in Providence, RI.
American Probation and Parole Association (APPA), Summer Training Institute, July 28-31, 2013 in Baltimore, MD.
National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA), Annual Conference & Training Institute, September 15-18, 2013 in Orlando, FL.