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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.

SCRAM in Sheriff Programs

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.

SCRAM Programs for Sheriffs

Case Study

Sheriff Reduces Costs, Increases Compliance of DUI Offenders

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.

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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
SCRAM Program Statistics

Sobering Up Blog

Canada: “Reasonable Suspicion” Not Needed For DUI Breath Tests

Starting next year, drivers in Canada could be required to take alcohol breath tests regardless of whether officers have a “reasonable suspicion” that they are driving under the influence of alcohol.

SCRAM in the News

'Sobriety tags' trialled by Lincolnshire, Humberside and North Yorkshire police forces

Offenders who commit crimes while under the influence of alcohol could be issued with so-called sobriety tags as part of a two-year trial.

Client Voices

SCRAM CAM Testimonial

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