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 SCRAM Systems or through our channel of SCRAM Systems Authorized Service Partners, 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.
Wayne County, MI – The Wayne County Sheriffs’ Department first implemented a SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring program in October 2011 to closely monitor its highest-risk DUI offenders who are sentenced to remain sober. One year later, the program is one of the largest sheriff programs in the country, has higher-than-average rate of compliant offenders and Sober Days, and is helping save taxpayers millions of dollars annually.
Sobering Up Blog
In 2016, nearly half of all drunk drivers involved in fatal crashes were between the ages of 16 and 34. And according to the Pew Research Center, more than 90% of Americans in that age group own a smartphone. Two mobile apps are tapping into those overlapping demographics to target would-be drunk drivers with easier options to find a sober ride home.
SCRAM in the News
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.
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