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And what about rehabilitation? Wouldn’t that be a SMART idea?

I have the impression that the number of published articles and opinions on the use of technology in prisons is increasing. Not surprisingly a majority of those are addressing technologies such as Data Analytics or Artificial Intelligence, supported by specific technologies that embody a security and control function such as all kind of monitoring sensors or tracking devices. However, opinions on the value of using those ‘SMART’ technologies are very different: from a “full-blown Orwellian nightmare” towards a way to increase efficiency and safety from intake to release or to create safer places for inmates and guards alike. Most of those are questioning how and if it is good to use technol

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