Latest Alcohol Monitoring Systems Inc. Stories

2011-06-15 09:00:00

PHOENIX, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Always known as a progressive state when it comes to tough laws for drunk drivers, Arizona's newest DUI legislation, signed in to law last month by Governor Jan Brewer, has been criticized for what critics say is a step backwards from the state's precedent-setting penalties for first-time DUI offenders. But both lawmakers and criminal justice professionals throughout the state are saying SB 1200 is a key piece of legislation that will help the state...

2011-03-23 10:57:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When Tennessee's new DUI bill took effect on January 1st, courts statewide began to ramp up integration of a high-tech alcohol monitoring system to keep tabs on hard core drunk drivers facing charges for a new offense. The alcohol-sniffing anklets, known as SCRAMx (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor), are monitoring offenders 24/7 pretrial to keep the high-risk group from re-offending, and the program is at no cost to the taxpayers....

2011-02-18 14:22:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hennepin County Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCCR) has selected the SCRAMx alcohol monitoring system for the county's Electronic Home Monitoring program. The new contract, approved by the county's Public Safety Judiciary Committee February 1st, includes selection of an array of electronic monitoring systems to manage the county's adult and juvenile offenders, both pre- and post-adjudication. The program will be...

2011-02-15 10:53:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a larger initiative to investigate various approaches for reducing recidivism among convicted drinking drivers, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched a nationwide study focused on the impact of SCRAM alcohol anklets. The study, which is concentrating on jurisdictions with SCRAM caseloads of 1,000 or more offenders, is being conducted by Preusser Research Group, Inc. (PRG). SCRAM (which stands for...

2011-02-04 17:01:00

LITTLETON, Colo., Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Denver-based Alcohol Monitoring Systems (AMS) filed suit today in Colorado's Federal District Court asserting that Boulder-based BI Incorporated, a pending acquisition of The GEO Group, has infringed multiple patents with their BI TAD (Transdermal Alcohol Detection) system. The GEO Group is one of the nation's largest operators of correctional facilities. According to AMS Chairman and CEO Mike Iiams, his company made the decision to file the...

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