On the one hand, the Calculator 988 has been presented, which calculates the sentences in cases of accumulation of sentences and shows the most favorable combination for the inmate among all the possibilities.

This tool uses an algorithm defined by the Supreme Court Prosecutor's Office based on the legal framework established in article 988 of the Criminal Procedure Law, article 76 of the Criminal Code and the Non-Jurisdictional Plenary Agreement of the Second Chamber of the Supreme Court of June 27, 2018, regarding the establishment of criteria for the accumulation of sentences.

This calculator speeds up the management of judicial, fiscal and prison institutions in relation to this matter, and increases the reliability of the process by avoiding possible errors in the calculation of accumulations. It also means a significant saving of resources by reducing a few seconds to an operation for which, in some cases, they are currently used up to several days.

The implementation of this calculator, which has already been tested in the Provincial Prosecutor's Office of Madrid, in the Prosecutor of the Supreme Court and among the magistrates of its Second Chamber, will be carried out progressively in the judicial and fiscal organs of the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice to throughout the first quarter of 2020.

Those responsible for the Ministry have also presented a system of automatic generation of text documents from the recordings of the trials and court appearances, which will facilitate the search, location and access to their content based on key words of the interventions spoken. Currently, the tool is being tested in the Judicial Office of Cuenca.

Finally, a handwritten digital signature application has also been developed to collect the rubric of citizens in their appearances before the Administration of Justice in cases where they do not have an electronic signature. Currently, the process requires printing and scanning the document with the handwritten signature. With this new system, this will be done on a tablet, which will generate an electronic document that can be incorporated directly into the digital file.

The pilot project of this application will start in the courts of Segovia in the coming days. Its implementation will be progressive in the judicial and prosecutorial bodies of the autonomous communities of Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León, Extremadura, Illes Balears, Region of Murcia and the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla and will also involve a significant investment in hardware to make the necessary devices available.

The Ministry of Justice will provide training and technical support to the users of these new tools for their correct use.

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