Minister Karaismailoğlu said that with the Smart Technologies Integration Project, some basic operations can be carried out without the need for personnel. Stating that convicts will perform some basic operations without the need for personnel, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, "The scope of the study includes video calls over devices, canteen order management, video health services, fingerprint counting, book request, petition application services, information and announcement services." .
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu attended the introductory meeting of the "Integration of Smart Technologies in Prisons Project" implemented by Türk Telekom, in which Justice Minister Abdülhamit Gül also participated.
Karaismailoğlu said that they, as the Ministry, contributed to the national policy towards the improvement of the justice system in terms of infrastructure, and noted that the most important complementary elements that accelerate the development process are undoubtedly the innovations in informatics and communication.
Karaismailoğlu said, “In the last 18 years, as the Ministry, we have made an investment of 76,1 billion TL until the communication infrastructure is brought to its current state. We have a fiber line length of 405 thousand kilometers. These are the routes to the information society. We lays the path on Turkey, the nation hand in hand with the further you climb to the top of the world league, "he said.
Karaismailoğlu emphasized that innovations in informatics and communication have implemented an important project in order to facilitate the living conditions in penal and detention houses, and drew attention to the importance of the project.
"Works will be carried out with technological infrastructure"
Karaismailoğlu stated that, with the implementation of the practice, the conditions of convicts in penal and detention houses will change, the jobs of the prison administration will be relieved and the problems of convicts' relatives will be relieved considerably, and said, “Some of the basic operations of our convicts can be carried out without the need for personnel. With the use of smart multimedia devices, detainees and convicts will be allowed to perform some defined procedures without leaving their wards. The scope of the study includes video calls via devices, canteen order management, video health services, fingerprint count, book request, petition application services, information and announcement services. Normally, the work done by the warder will be done with the technological infrastructure. The counting work with many personnel every day will be easier. The system of leaving money for canteen shopping will disappear. Remotely meeting will also be provided to relatives of convicts who cannot visit face to face. ''
"The living conditions of convicts will be improved"
Pointing out that some applications such as e-lawyer and e-doctor will be implemented in the second phase of the project, Karaismailoğlu pointed out that this will improve the living conditions of convicts.
Karaismailoğlu stated that 17 multimedia devices were installed in the Sincan Women's Closed Prison in the first stage, and that they were opened for testing purposes.
Karaismailoğlu said that the efforts to install 100 multimedia devices in Bakırköy Women's Closed Prison and Sincan Juvenile Prison are continuing until the end of the year and said, “National Judicial Network Information System (UYAP) and bank integrations will be completed by 15 November. Our goal is to install these devices in all prisons in our country and to facilitate the life of convicts with an understanding that prioritizes universal human rights. The main goal of all of us is to rehabilitate the detainees and convicts and reintegrate them into society ”.
Karaismailoğlu stated that the project is a work in accordance with the principle of "Implementing new applications such as video meeting of convicts and detainees with their relatives, electronic petition supply by using technological opportunities" in the Judicial Reform Strategy Document announced by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in 2019, and He underlined that the country's position before the European Court of Human Rights and international judicial institutions will strengthen with its infrastructure.
Stating that as the Ministry, they will provide effective services at every stage by increasing the share of digital solutions in transportation and communication, Karaismailoğlu stated that they are aware of the importance of digitalization.
"It enables digital conversation"
Türk Telekom Senior Manager Ümit Önal pointed out that the project, which enables digital calls in penal institutions, with the contributions of Innova, group companies working on system integration, said, “With end-to-end integrated IT solutions, Innova has been He supported many big projects including transportation systems ”.
In the negotiations with the Ministry of Justice for the completion of the project, the projected period was spoken to be 3 years, Önal said, “As Türk Telekom, we are working to reduce the project dissemination time to 2 years”.