Blockchain Is Being Used To Track Chinese Convicts On Parole In Zhongshan
Zhongshan, a Chinese city, has started using blockchain in an interesting and innovative manner – to track convicts on parole. The city’s justice department launched the blockchain-based system that allows it to monitor the movements parolees so that the city can better manage its community correction.
Various community service centers in the city have adopted the technology. It is a great way for them to ensure that they are able to adequately track parolees after they’ve checked in with the center. The blockchain system enables the center to track parolees’ movements around the clock. The system also updates the information in a distributed fashion so that corrections staff and law enforcement agencies who have access to the network can also check on their whereabouts.
The justice department also mentioned that the technology will reduce the manpower burden that is usually necessary to follow parolees and to determine that they are following the low and abiding by community service requirements.
CoinDesk also reported lately a similar occurrence in Hangzhou, another city in China that has adopted the technology for evidence deposition.