The justice department of Chinese city of Zhongshan has launched a blockchain-based system for tracking the movements of convicts on parole prisoners to improve the quality of so-called “community correction.”
The technology has been implemented across various community service centers where parolees are required for checking in and completing daily duties. The blockchain provides community correction staff and law enforcement agencies with up-to-date data on each ex-prisoners’ movements around the clock.
The blockchain technology allows to reduce the burden on police and social services involved in the parole monitoring process.
As a reminder, late in August, Chinese WeChat, the messenger app owned by Tencent, has banned Blockchain and cryptocurrency related media accounts. According to WeChat, some public accounts breached of the service’s “Interim Provisions on the Development of Public Information Services for Instant Messaging Tools” terms, that had been introduced by the Cyberspace Administration of China on August 7.