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Community Supervision

Communities around the country are putting increasing emphasis on community supervision over incarceration to achieve better outcomes, curtail recidivism, and reduce the staggering costs that come with jail and prison stays. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 47 states have a greater proportion of their correctional population supervised in the community than incarcerated.

Alcohol and location monitoring technologies are proven tools to enhance supervision and accountability during community supervision. The SCRAM Systems suite of alcohol and location monitoring products are helping programs around the country to streamline case management and are providing flexible OPTIONS for type and intensity of supervision to enable offenders to maintain a job and contribute to family obligations.

Pretrial Release

The pretrial system helps communities address public safety concerns and reduce jail costs for pretrial defendants, while allowing clients to maintain their employment and fulfill their family obligations. From court-mandated sobriety to curfew requirements and exclusion zones, SCRAM Systems alcohol and location monitoring tools are widely used to monitor clients’ compliance with pretrial conditions while awaiting adjudication.

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SCRAM Programs for Problem Solving Courts


Electronic monitoring of offenders on probation isn’t just a trend to save money: It’s a rapidly growing practice that balances offender accountability and public safety, and it has been proven to actually improve outcomes for those under probation supervision. SCRAM Systems provides integrated OPTIONS in alcohol and location monitoring for the ever-growing caseload of probationary offenders in the U.S.

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SCRAM Systems products are used by Departments of Corrections across the U.S in statewide parole and reentry initiatives. The ability to customize location and alcohol monitoring to fit the needs of this high-risk population makes our integrated product suite particularly valuable to parole, reentry, and DOC professionals.

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SCRAM Systems Target 25 Program for Repeat DUI Offenders

Community Supervision Statistics

  • When electronic monitoring is used on offenders, the decline in the risk of failure is 31%, compared with offenders placed in other forms of community supervision
  • 1.3 million offenders each year are convicted for crimes committed while under the influence of alcohol, but did not involve the operation of a vehicle
  • 1 in every 52 Americans is under community corrections supervision
  • The cost of imprisonment is six times higher than the cost of electronic monitoring
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Sobering Up Blog

Drunk Driving Deaths Dipped in 2017. But That’s Not the Whole Story.

In 2017, 10,874 people lost their lives in drunk driving crashes, according to recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Based on the reported numbers, alcohol-impaired driving deaths dropped 1.1% from 2016.

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Alcohol-sensing ankle monitors the latest tool against repeat DUI incidents in Lake County

With nearly 1,800 DUI arrests in 2016, Lake County has the one of the highest rates of drunk driving in Illinois. A new alcohol monitoring program is designed to keep repeat offenders sober, 24-hours a day.

Client Voices

SCRAM CAM Testimonial

Hear Ron talk about his struggles with alcohol and how SCRAM CAM helped get his life back on track.