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Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision | Ensuring Public Safety for the 21st Century

New Standards for ICOTS Offender Photograph Quality

Based on the FY17 audit results, the Commission has adopted new standards for offender photograph quality which are now part of the ICOTS Privacy Policy, section 15.0 (D) Information Quality, which states:

D. Participating agencies will make every reasonable effort to ensure that photographs of offenders uploaded to ICOTS meet the following criteria:

  • the offender’s face is recognizable and visible;(1) 
  • the photo is displayed in ‘portrait’ view (height is greater than width);
  • the photo is in color and is sharp with no visible pixels or printer dots; and
  • the background does not detract from the offender’s face.