"The facial recognition technology installed in the Prince Georges County Correctional Center is part of a pilot project funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), a research agency of DOJ. The project is being conducted by the Department of Defense Counter-Drug Technology Development Program Office at the Dahlgren Division of the Naval Seas Systems Command (NAVSEA). Testing the facial recognition system in an operational facility benefits the facility, technology, developers and the corrections community. Jails benefit from the use of advanced technology by knowing exactly who is in the building. Technical developers benefit from the opportunity to test the equipment in real-life settings. Finally, the community benefits from seeing if and how a technology works in a facility. NIJ also has been instrumental in developing the 'Online Biometrics Catalog'. This tool allows practitioners to search through various available biometric technologies, including facial recognition, to find the best fit for their agencies."
National Criminal Justice Reference Service: http://www.ncjrs.gov
Corrections Today (June 2002), v. 64 no. 3