Lamont McClure is pleased to report that the Department of Corrections is now paperless.
Inmate and classification files are now held in a digital format. Previously, the Department of Corrections sent between 75-150 boxes of paper to the Archives Building in Forks Township every year.
“Keeping paper files is no longer an option because of the storage challenges,” says Lamont McClure. “If we continue to send boxes of paper to our Archives Department at the rate we have been, the building will run out of space in 2020.”
The Archives building was dedicated in 2013 and has 7,000 ft2 of storage in the warehouse.
As of May 8th, the Northampton County Jail officially went paperless, keeping all records in a state-approved digital archived system. Employees are back-scanning the current paper files. All files on inmates must be kept for a minimum of ten years. Homicide files are stored permanently.
“I’d like to congratulate Director of Corrections James Kostura for this forward thinking on this matter and Director of Administration Charles Dertinger for spearheading this important document management program which will save Northampton County taxpayers money and more than a few trees as well.”The Northampton County Jail is the first department to move to a digital archive system.
Human Resources and the Department of Community and Economic Development will begin the process this summer. Lamont McClure intends to have all County departments functioning on a paperless system by 2025.
Information provided to TVL by:
Deputy Director of Administration
Northampton County Government Center
669 Washington Street
Easton, PA 18042