Inmate Money Consulting & Software, Inc
Founded in 2011
IMCS specializes in helping correctional institutions manage inmate money. KeepAccount™ Online is a subscription browser-based software system for Inmate Trust Fund Accounts.
In December 2011 IMCS acquired ownership of the technical division of CCW (Correctional Computers of Wisconsin), the original owner and distributor of the KeepAccount™ software product. The KeepAccount™ software was first developed in the 1980's and was modified and improved as the needs of Inmate Trust Fund changed. IMCS, under the leadership of President Suzanne Lechner, is continuing the success of the original KeepAccount™ system by migrating the product into a state-of-the-art browser-based internet service. Ms. Lechner has over 30 years previous experience with CCW and working with correctional institutions and inmate money for jails and prisons across the United States, Australia and the HMP Prison Service in England. She understands the special problems prisons encounter tracking inmate money which give IMCS and KeepAccount™ a unique edge in the industry.
All correctional institutions are not created equal
The number of inmates differ, types of inmates differ and policies and procedures differ. The KeepAccount™ Online system is designed so that each institution can make the system fit their unique needs. Controls for writing checks, what items can be purchased and how often from the commissary. Category codes, many that are defined by the institution, can track how money is coming in and how it is going out of the inmate’s account. All transactions are logged for a complete audit history.
The IMCS philosophy
Things can always be made better" and that is very true of the KeepAccount™ System. New operating systems, new hardware devices and the potential of the internet make this an exciting time for IMCS. We are looking forward to meeting the challenges the future holds for tracking inmate money.
IMCS has the philosophy that "things can always be made better" and that is very true of the KeepAccount System. New operating systems, new hardware devices and the potential of the internet make this an exciting time for IMCS. We are looking forward to meeting the challenges the future holds for tracking inmate money.
The History of KeepAccount
May 23, 2017
In 1985 KeepAccount™ became the first ever PC-based inmate trust fund banking and canteen control system
Based on the Windows/DOS operating system
Work release/community corrections tracking and fee collections systems were added
May 23, 2017
Upgraded to the Windows 95/98 operating systems and Microsoft Access database
Developed interfaces for phone systems and JMS platforms
Added processing canteen orders to canteen vendors
Developed and installed the first US correctional software system in the United Kingdom and Australia
Added automated medical co-payments, service fees and history records
Introduced scanning system for canteen orders to allow orders to be taken at rate of 40 per minute
Added debt tracking to enhance the collection of debts owed by inmates
Added restricted canteen spending by classification
May 23, 2017
Upgraded to the Windows XP and Windows 7 operating systems and Microsoft SQL Server database
Released a kiosk-based inmate accounts self-query system
Completed ATM cash dispenser for hands-free release
Released positive pay system to confirm check cashing
Introduced a debit card system for work release and closing of inmate accounts at release
Released a civil process tracking and fee collections system
Released a Microsoft SQL Server database system
Developed system to sweep and charge inmates board fees on a routine basis
May 23, 2017
- Upgraded KeepAccount™ to the web-hosted online internet service KeepAccount™ Online