Software bugs reportedly keep Arizona inmates jailed past release dates

  • Software bugs reportedly keep Arizona inmates jailed past release dates

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    February 22, 2021 at 1:34 PM

    Enlarge / Very few people want to spend a single second longer than they have to in a place like this. (credit: txking | Getty Images)

    A failure to update critical prison management software has kept hundreds of incarcerated people in Arizona behind bars longer than they should be, according to a whistleblower report.

    Employees for the Arizona Department of Corrections have known about the bug since 2019, Phoenix-based NPR affiliate KJZZ reported. The flaw follows a change to state law that the software simply cannot handle and has not been updated to deal with.

    Arizona has one of the highest imprisonment rates in the country, with drug possession

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