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Western Massachusetts Sheriffs Information Network

The Western Massachusetts Sheriff Information Network (WMSIN) was developed through funds awarded by the WRHSAC. This system allows law enforcement agencies to conduct “live” searches of the House of Correction databases of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden counties. Recently this system was adopted by all the Sheriffs of the Commonwealth as the standard for database information sharing.  A new module was added to the Hampden County system which allows the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department to send inmate medical related data to hospitals, mental health providers, and other health agencies while maintaining HIPPA requirements. This information is especially useful when individuals are transitioning back into the community and seeking health related care. This latest module was added in 2012.