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
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.