Latest Electronic tagging Stories

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...

2010-10-13 10:00:00

MISSOULA, Mont., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Judges in Missoula and surrounding counties are some of the first in the country to implement a new electronic monitoring program that combines home detention (or "house arrest") and 24/7 alcohol monitoring in one anklet. The program, known as SCRAMx, is said to be cutting incarceration costs as well as giving judges more options for keeping tabs on repeat offenders in both Montana's urban and rural areas. SCRAM (for Secure Continuous Remote...

2008-05-14 13:30:00

Although GPS technology has become popular among drivers who use the devices to map out their destinations, U.S. authorities are turning to GPS surveillance to monitor repeat offenders in hopes of stopping potential crime before it happens.Authorities in different states across the country are expanding beyond GPS' earlier use to track sex offenders. Now, they can be used to track the movement of gang members on probation, people accused of violence against women, and even students who skip...

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