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Jail information system glitches kept incarcerated inmates longer

James M. O'Neill of The Dallas Morning News used documents and court records to show that Dallas County Jail's new Adult Information System has resulted in "at least 40 cases in which defendants were imprisoned too long after the launch of AIS. Some officials say the total number is far higher." The $3 million system, launched in late January, fouled up the jail's booking process for more than a week: "Lists of new inmates produced by the county's old mainframe could no longer be produced, wreaking havoc with court officials' ability to know who was in jail and to set inmates' court dates."

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