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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Lock Up New Opportunities

Clayton County Georgia Sheriff’s office runs the Clayton County Jail, which was completed in 2000 and has a capacity of 1,920 inmates.  Inside the jail, there are eight-96 cell, 192-bed housing units and eight-48-bed dormitories.  With an on-site medical facility, the jail cost over $93,000,000 which was paid in full prior to occupation by a Special Local Option Sales Tax. 

In the jail, deputies process 80 to 100 offenders each day.  During check-in, deputies print up to 12 labels (over 1,000 per day), including one that was required to be cut to size to fit into their non-destructible wristbands.  This process took a significant amount of time and created a great deal of waste according to Lt. Robert Pauls, who works in the administration of the jail.  “We needed a system to print and cut a label at the same time to fit into the wristband” says Robert.

Lt Pauls
Based on this need, Robert went looking for an alternative printer; and found the Epson TM-C3400.  Now the deputies print/cut and insert a 4” x 1” label with a picture into the inmate wristband.

Inmate Wristband with Print-On-Demand Label
“The label printer is saving us time and is much easier to use” says Robert.  “You guys should exhibit at one of the industry tradeshows.  I looked for a printer like the TM-C3400 at a recent show; but I did not see anyone exhibiting this type of device”.

 Examples include the following:

With between 3,200 to 4,000 prisons and jails in the United States, these institutions may be a great new opportunity for value added resellers to provide print-on-demand labels.  With one county jail using over 1,000 labels per day, this market sounds like an opportunity.

Guy Mikel

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