Denver Sheriff Department Improves Inmate Request Process

The Denver Sheriff Department (DSD) improved the “Inmate Request Process,” through a very visual & innovative solution. Led by JaQuale Brooks and her team at Denver’s county jail, they collaborated with DSD deputies & other DSD units to identify the inmates’ needs through brainstorming sessions, action plans, innovation forms, and consistent management of project check-ins. […]

Big Data Helps Pennsylvania Prisons Assign Prisoners

A project was conducted with Industrial and Systems Engineers at Lehigh University and the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. They were tasked with assigning inmates to various prison facilities. Professor Tamás Terlaky and two of his former students, Dr. Mohammad Shahabsafa and Anshul Sharma, talk with Michael Hughes about how considering all inmate needs upfront reduces […]

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