Continental Prison Systems Inc., dba EZ Card & Kiosk, which bills itself as "the industry leader for taking city and county jails â€˜cashless'," is scheduled to install its EZ Technology lineup in the Davis County (Utah) Jail next month.
The EZ Technology line-up, which will eventually take the Davis County Jail "cashless," represents the first facility using the EZ Fully Integrated Web Services Platform, according to a release from the company. The EZ platform automatically populates the jail's inmate accounting system when the inmate is first booked into the facility via the EZ Booking kiosk. This integrated platform eliminates user errors and reduces staff time through the entire life-of-the-inmate from booking through their release.
The 600-bed Davis County Jail will start off with four kiosks, with plans to add more as needed. One will be used for EZ Booking and EZ Bail in the booking room area; two will be for EZ Money Load in the lobby area of the jail, allowing friends and family to place money into the inmate's trust account, using cash, credit card or debit card; and one will be for the county's EZ Work Release program, allowing work release payments via the kiosk.
EZ Money Load and EZ Bail can also be accessed remotely via a secure website or 24/7 bilingual toll-free service number, which accepts credit and debit cards. The EZ Exit debit card service will also be initiated during this installation phase, allowing the jail to issue PIN-based debit cards to all inmates being released, instead of the usual paper check from the facility.