Authorities Could Not Track Home Detention Prisoners Yesterday Due To A Computer Glitch

Aug 13, 2019


Prisoners on home detention were not tracked for more than 12 hours on Monday following a computer glitch, which left correctional services unable to see real time the locations of prisoners.

According to The Advertiser:

“The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) confirmed they were notified of a fault in the electronic monitoring software -- which displays the movement of offenders -- about 11.30am on Monday.

“The devices were still recording locations of their wearers but corrections personnel were unable to view that information.”

The department says the issue was resolved at 10.30pm and fully restored by 2am.