Beginning in October 2019, Marion County deployed AB Kiosks to help probation officers more closely monitor low-risk probation clients.
Today, Marion County has installed AB Kiosk systems in five Townships, as well as in the County Court Building and the Community Justice Center in Indianapolis. More than 1,200 Marion County probation clients have been assigned to execute regular probation check-ins using an AB Kiosk system. Over the last four years, Marion County Kiosks have autonomously conducted more than 33,000 probation check-ins, freeing up thousands of man-hours that were subsequently focused on directly supervising higher-risk probation clients.
The new agreement, which relies on close collaboration between Marion County judges and the Probation Department, will continue through October 1, 2025.
Probation departments find the AB Kiosk system valuable because it helps them allocate their people efficiently and effectively. The Kiosk provides probation officers with real-time updates on client check-ins and allows them to use two-way communications to gather responses to customized probation questions. In addition, these remote check-ins provide low-risk probation clients with a way to prove that they can adhere to their obligations, reducing potential recidivism and producing better probation outcomes for Marion County Courts.
Often located outside the secure area of a jail or courthouse, an AB Kiosk system autonomously handles routine check-in tasks that would otherwise consume a probation officer’s time:
- Set check-in schedules to meet an individual’s probation requirements
- Notify probation clients to check-in using a Kiosk
- Use biometric fingerprint authentication to confirm the client’s identity
- Capture and upload video of each check-in
- Deliver questions to probation clients and upload their responses
- Issue a receipt to the client
- Notify the probation officer of the completed check-in
- Alert the probation officer when a check-in is missed
- Update the client’s records, including any changes in address and employment
Operating without any direct supervision, the Kiosk can conduct 30 check-ins per hour.
Minneapolis-based Precision Kiosk Technologies (PKT) provides secure high-volume probation monitoring and alcohol screening systems for law enforcement and courts. The company’s AB Kiosk reduces the administrative burden of alcohol screening and other court-mandated programs, including probation check-ins, cashless bail, Huber work release, and pre- and post-trial services.
General Manager, Precision Kiosk Technologies