Sheriffs

Sheriffs programs are the fastest growing segment in the electronic monitoring industry. With the burden of managing pretrial and less violent offenders for long periods, these technologically forward-thinking programs have learned to leverage technology effectively to balance costs and community safety.

The SCRAM Systems complete product line of alcohol and location monitoring technologies mean sheriffs can supervise a wide range of offenders. Working either directly with AMS or through our channel of SCRAM Systems Authorized Service Providers, these programs are saving counties millions every year through our technologies. In 2011, Contra Costa County, California reported saving $2.7 million just from utilizing SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring as a custody alternative program. In 2012, Wayne County, Michigan (Detroit), one of the hardest hit communities economically in the last 5 years, initiated a program that in the first year saved $2.3 million in incarceration costs with SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring.

Sheriffs Program Statistics

  • 60% of jail inmates are awaiting disposition of their cases, not serving time for conviction
  • 3/4 of those are accused of property, drug, or other nonviolent offenses
  • The average daily cost to incarcerate an offender in a county jail: $71.23
  • The average daily cost per day to the offender for electronic monitoring: $8






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