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.
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.
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
• National Association of Counties: Resolution in Support of Continuous Alcohol Monitoring for Pre-Trial Populations