Computer Trapping People In Jail

Computer Trapping People In Jail

“David Andrew Beck was supposed to be held for only two days by the Shelby County Correctional Center in Tennessee. He was in custody for a potential parole violation but because the jail’s computer system was allegedly not working, Beck wasn’t released for another two weeks.

Beck is one of 30 people suing the county and Tyler Technologies as part of a new $144 million class action lawsuit accusing the county of unlawful detention and recklessly implementing a new computer tracking system by ignoring “dire warnings” that the program would not work. Several of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit were held for several days and sometimes weeks longer than they were legally supposed to be held after being arrested for minor infractions and having not been convicted of any crimes.

Tyler Technologies said in a statement: “Two lawsuits have been filed in Shelby County with the same allegations. In the first one filed earlier this year, we are waiting for a dismissal. In the one filed this month in the same court, which makes the same arguments, we have not been served and therefore can’t comment.”

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