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Bureau Of Prisons Seeks Software To Predict Post-Release Outcomes

The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is hoping to find as-yet unrecognized patterns of adaptation and recidivism — which the agency terms “inmate reintegration into the community — by asking software developers to provide information about commercially available software capable of aggregating the various types of data the agency already collects. A request published by the agency on March 15 asks for submission of information on off-the-shelf products that can aggregate and interpret data to identify hidden patterns and links that would provide information useful for internal security, public safety, intelligence-gathering and other administrative purposes. Since the information to be studied and

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