Software Bug Keeping Hundreds Of Inmates In Arizona Prisons Beyond Release Dates [Whistleblower]

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Aren’t inmates told their release dates? So when it arrives and they’re not released, what do they do?

LucasRuby

I’m waiting for: It’s not a bug, it’s a feature.

acacia-club-road

Washington state had the opposite problem a couple of years back.

peakzorro

They will be billed for the extended accommodations at standard 5 star hotel rates.

MentorOfArisia

i have a friend who worked for a prison inventory / tracking software company, probably actually lost the bid for AZ to the company in the article. they had the same f*cking problem. they were actively working to correct it, but it’s horrifying to know that some glitch in the same software that counts how many cans of peas are in the cafeteria can let someone sit in prison for longer than they’re supposed to.

ImaginaryCheetah