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How Sheriffs are Using Alcohol Monitoring Technology to Supervise Offenders

Jail overcrowding is a serious issue in the U.S., imprisoning more people than any other nation in the world. With 60% of jail inmates awaiting deposition and not actually serving time for a conviction, sheriffs programs that rely on alcohol monitoring technology to oversee offenders in lieu of incarceration are becoming more prevalent throughout the states.

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Implementing a Repeat Alcohol Offender Program That Works

According to NHTSA, a person with one or more prior DUI/DWI offenses is 4.1x more likely to be involved in a fatal car crash, making repeat alcohol offenders dangerous to a community. But, courts and agencies across the country are using alcohol monitoring technologies to create sustainable, outcome-driven programs to support long-term behavior change in repeat alcohol offenders.

Does My State Require Alcohol Monitoring for a DUI Conviction?

Whether you live on the East Coast, West Coast, or somewhere in between, if you get behind the wheel after drinking you will face the consequences and may even end up with a DUI on your record. But, DUI laws and penalties are not country-wide. In fact, many aspects of these laws vary greatly from state to state and may even be specific to a single state.

CAM and Remote Breath Help Lower Repeat Drunk Driving in San Joaquin County, California

With the help of SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring® (SCRAM CAM®), SCRAM Remote Breath®, and a variety of other alcohol monitoring technologies, the San Joaquin DUI Monitoring Court (SJDMC) has reduced annual DUI arrests by 66% since 2008.

Case Study: Cascade County Treatment Courts Address Alcohol Offenses and Help Rebuild Lives

With nearly 105 participants at any given time, Cascade County’s drug treatment courts are the largest in Montana. Each has available to them SCRAM Systems’ alcohol and location monitoring technologies—SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring® (SCRAM CAM®), SCRAM Remote Breath®, and SCRAM GPS®—to ensure cooperation and true behavior change throughout the offender’s rehabilitative process.

Can You Find Me Now? SCRAM GPS Offers Options in Cellular Networks

Depending on where your location monitoring program and clients are located, one mobile network provider may offer superior coverage over another. And better coverage not only reduces the potential for location failure alerts but can also improve the battery life of a GPS device.