Author Archives: core-admin

 December 5, 2023

Transforming Correctional Staff Wellbeing with Innovative Technology 

6-min read The escalating issue of mental health challenges among correctional staff has become a pressing concern within the criminal justice system. As custodians of order and safety in correctional facilities, these professionals deal with an array of stressors, from the ever-present potential for violence to the emotional toll of managing individuals in custody.  The […]

 June 25, 2023

Empowering Equality: Digital Services to Enhance Well-Being for LGBTQ+ Prisoners in Protective Custody

4-min read Enhancing the well-being of LGBTQ+ prisoners is crucial for upholding fundamental rights, preserving dignity, and safeguarding overall mental health. The concept of protective custody is a contentious issue that creates specific challenges and obstacles for LGBTQ+ prisoners. Protective custody typically involves physically separating specific individuals from the general prison population to safeguard their […]

 May 25, 2023

Reducing Bias in Correctional Software: The Role of User-Centric Design in Creating Equitable Solutions for Black Prisoners

5-min read Discrimination against Black prisoners is a global problem that has long plagued the criminal justice system. Studies have shown that Black prisoners are often subjected to harsher treatment, longer sentences, and less favourable conditions than their non-Black counterparts. This systemic inequality is particularly pronounced in the United States, where Black Americans make up […]

 April 14, 2023

Navigating Neurodivergence in Prison with the Aid of Technology

5-min read Neurodivergent individuals, such as those with autism, ADHD, or other cognitive differences, may face unique obstacles in navigating prison’s social and environmental demands. They may struggle with sensory overload, difficulty processing social cues, and challenges with impulse control. In addition, they may experience a lack of understanding and accommodations from prison staff. It […]

 April 13, 2023

Core Systems met with the Secretary of State 

2-min read In the lead-up to the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement and the arrival of President Joe Biden, the Secretary of State, Chris Heaton- Harris MP, met with Patricia O’Hagan and Tommy Maguire of Core Systems and other Federation of Small Businesses members to discuss future opportunities for small businesses in Northern […]

 March 22, 2023

MHS Acquires Innovative Public Safety Software Company: Core Systems

3-min read Belfast, NI – Multi-Health Systems Inc. (MHS) is excited to announce its acquisition of Northern Ireland-based software company Core Systems (NI) Ltd, a solutions provider accelerating positive change in the justice system globally through innovative technology. This acquisition aligns with MHS’ collaborative, multi-party approach to advance equity, improve access to justice, and increases systemic efficiency for […]

 March 17, 2023

Empowering Women in Prison: The Role of Normalisation-Based Technology

5-min read Prison can be a challenging experience for anyone, but it can be particularly difficult for women. Women in prison face numerous challenges unique to their circumstances, including being the sole caregiver for their family, limited access to suitable skills training and work opportunities, and trauma-based mental health support. However, technology based on the […]

 March 8, 2023

Empowering Women in Tech: Celebrating International Women’s Day 

5-min read International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th every year to honour the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world. It also serves as a reminder of the work that still needs to be done to achieve gender equality. The tech industry has come a long way, but there […]

 March 6, 2023

Core Systems Shortlisted for Outstanding Innovation!

2-min read BELFAST, March, 6, 2023: Core Systems is proud to announce that its new product Core’s Content Hub was shortlisted for the Outstanding Innovation Award for Women in Business Awards 2023.  The prestigious Women in Business Awards recognises, rewards and celebrates the outstanding achievements of female business leaders from all sectors and industries across […]

 February 23, 2023

Online Learning in Prison: Breaking Barriers and Building Futures

3-min read Education is often considered the key to breaking the cycle of recidivism and helping individuals successfully re-enter society after their time in prison. However, access to education in prisons has historically been limited, with many facilities lacking the resources to provide comprehensive learning opportunities. In recent years, the advent of online learning has […]