3 Okla. inmates create data program

LEXINGTON, Okla. (AP) - State lawmakers say three computer-savvy inmates have created a data-collection program that may save the state millions of dollars.

The program initially was developed to monitor inmates during chow time. By entering each inmate in a computer system as they receive food, corrections employees hoped to catch prisoners who were getting back in line and receiving a second meal.

The Oklahoman reports that the program developed and maintained by inmates has been in place at Joseph Harp Correctional Center in Lexington for close to two years.

Oklahoma Corrections Department spokesman Jerry Massie says that the program has the potential to be implemented in other state-run correctional facilities.


Information from: The Oklahoman,

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