Freedom detainees in the southern Chinese city of Zhongshan can now be found on a network of blocks.
The Zhongshan Department of Justice says it has launched a blockchain-based system that monitors former prisoners' movements to improve the quality of so-called "community correction", a local media source reported Thursday.
Technology has apparently been deployed in various community service centers where words are required for check-in and complete daily duties.
The department said it developed and implemented the blockchain system in an attempt to provide up-to-date data on the movements of each detainee 24 hours a day.
Because the data of the detainees are updated in a distributed manner, the staff involved in the correction of the community and the competent law enforcement agencies who have access to the network are able to know where detainees are located at any time, and then can take the necessary steps if they break
The justice department claimed that technology is able to reduce the labor load that is traditionally required to physically follow words when it ensures that they obey laws and serve the community.
The implementation of Zhongshan is the last use case in which the blockchain is adopted in the legal system in China.
As previously reported by CoinDesk, an Internet court in the city of Hangzhou has already recognized nascent technology as an authorized way to deposit evidence.
The city of Shenzhen is also turning into a blockchain in the fight against tax evasion, a move made in collaboration with Internet giant Tencent.  659002] Image of the city through Shutterstock