Since 2000, the number of parolees under community supervision has increased steadily, and this population is expected to continue to grow in coming years.
Whether an offender is facing early release because of overcrowding or they’ve served their time, those on parole are high-risk, high-need offenders. Old triggers, old associates, and the stress of finding employment, a place to live, and integrating back into their lives—presumably without the negative influences that helped lead to their incarceration to begin with—presents extraordinary challenges.
Home confinement, GPS location tracking, and continuous and remote alcohol monitoring in any combination can be used to assist with reentry, and rehabilitation while holding offenders accountable and helping to keep communities safer.
SCRAM Systems products are used in statewide parole and reentry initiatives with Departments of Corrections across the U.S. 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.
SCRAM Systems’ location monitoring technologies provide agencies with reliable tools to monitor released offenders and enforce restriction orders and curfew requirements. SCRAM GPS and SCRAM House Arrest allow agencies to customize schedules and notifications, access alerts on-the-go from mobile devices and mobile apps, and see caseload trends with our industry-leading Analytics.
Continuous and remote alcohol monitoring are also key components in many successful reentry programs. For those struggling with alcohol abuse and misuse issues, it’s unlikely that they received the treatment and monitoring while incarcerated that their counterparts on probation do. SCRAM Remote Breath and SCRAM CAM with optional house arrest can help programs manage alcohol-fueled recidivism while supporting treatment efforts.
The Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) utilizes a Prisoner Reentry program to reduce crime and enhance public safety by implementing a seamless system of services for offenders from the time of their entry to prison through their transition, community reintegration, and aftercare in their communities.
MDOC uses SCRAM CAM to reinforce offender sobriety as they transition from the intense supervision of incarceration and residential treatment back into the community. This approach has proven to reduce DUI recidivism and more effectively reintegrate offenders into society.
Sobering Up Blog
America is currently in the grip of an addiction crisis—the opioid epidemic. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH), over 64,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2016, more than the number of Americans killed during the entirety of the Vietnam War. While the devastating effects of opioid addiction have been well-publicized in recent years, many states continue to designate alcohol abuse as their priority.
SCRAM in the News
In 2017, 745 people on bail conditions or probation/parole in Lancaster County wore a SCRAM device under the county’s DUI repeat offender program.
Hear Ron talk about his struggles with alcohol and how SCRAM CAM helped get his life back on track.