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In the meantime, the most likely scenario is that all of this mugshot nonsense is unintended consequence and sequela to U.S. federal and state corrections administration.
National Consortium for Offender Management System (NCOMS)
NCOMS was a pioneering effort that required public administration managers to take risks with new technology. In the agency operating environment where many other public programs will take precedent in the budget process, NCOMS members have learned to leverage the power of collaboration to modernize their systems. Today, more prisons are managed with NCOMS software than any other single proprietary vendor.
Although at least one member state has chosen to keep software development in house, the participation of two commercial vendors in the ecosystem has been critical in broadening the community by making a set of services for the project available to state agencies who would not be able/would not elect to resource the work internally.
Law Enforcement Automated Data Repository (LEADR)
Building on the success of a small open source project, two US states shared investments in developing a new information sharing system under an open source license for law enforcement agencies. In 1999 a grant from the National Institute of Justice funded additional development for the project. Today three states have the LEADR system running in their state data centers for law enforcement for the collection and analysis of information in the interest of public safety and they make the software and data sharing service available to any local agency at no cost.
Many organizations were involved in the creation of the project. In addition to the law enforcement user community, a third party facilitator, a commercial partner, a federal program partner, and a state legislator (senator) were involved in making funding available to expand the project beyond its smaller beginnings.
The success of the project attracted the attention of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in late 2008. DHS had funded many IT projects and wanted to consider how open source might play a role in their strategy to make effective investments of Research and Development (R&D) funds.
Mugshots affiliates.Mugshots affiliates. Mugshots made an extortion threat on their website claiming harassment. Isn’t it strange that Mugshots.com can cyber stalk and Cyber harass others, but when a person investigates them mugshots.com claims it is harassment and threatens to make a front page story out of their intended victim?
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FOIA Mugshot Case Law
FOIA Mugshot case law FOIA and Mugshot case law disagrees with what the mugshots websites, such as Mugshots.com and BustedMugshot.com, tell you about obtaining information under the Freedom Of Information Act. Under Federal FOIA and mugshot case law mugshots are exempt from…
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From the FTC
In this section we will be posting material from a Freedom of Information Act request regarding the mugshots industry and supporting sites. There are two CD’s of material and it will take a while to redact personal information to post the material. The images below are a letter from the FTC…
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Mugshots in Florida.
criminalize, cyberharass, cyberstalk, mugshots, news, legislation Mugshots abuse of public records was not foreseen in Florida when the state began its tradition of openness back in 1909 with the passage of Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes or the “Public Records Law.” This law provides…
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KSTU Salt Lake City TV
There has been much work going on in bringing the online mugshot and other negative content publishers to accountability. These PDF’s were created after telephoning Channel 13 TV news in Salt Lake City, Utah and obtaining permission to use their content. In the first PDF, the news…
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In the News