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2011-06-02 12:07:00

Program provides rehabilitative care for adjudicated youth. COAL TOWNSHIP, Pa., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- James Sharp has accepted the position of Executive Director of the Northwestern Academy effective May 30, 2011. Mr. Sharp has had an illustrious career in the juvenile justice field and has served as Chief Probation Officer of the Juvenile Division of the Philadelphia Family Court since 2003. In his new role at NHS Human Services, Mr. Sharp will oversee all operations of...

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....

2011-03-16 00:00:29

JPay Inc takes another RFP from its competitors and leads the industry with it's technological solutions. Miami, FL (PRWEB) March 15, 2011 JPay Inc, the leader in offender related payment and media services, has been awarded an exclusive contract by the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections to provide electronic offender payments, release debit cards, offender email, kiosk services and MP3 players to the State's 40,000 offenders and their families. DOC's award allows the...

2010-12-23 00:00:55

BI Incorporated, a leading provider of offender supervision, treatment and training programs for correctional agencies, announces a new sales team that will be led by Thomas Van Houten as vice president of sales. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) December 22, 2010 Since 2005, Van Houten has led BI's eastern U.S. sales efforts. He joined BI as the business development executive for the Mid-Atlantic States in 2001. Previously, he worked with the Philadelphia and Bucks County Adult Probation and Parole...

2010-10-26 11:35:00

BISMARCK, N.D., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has selected North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem's 24/7 Sobriety Program as part of a nationwide study to evaluate the prevalence and impact of SCRAM continuous alcohol anklets. The 18-month study is focusing on best-practice SCRAM programs in an effort to help other agencies considering implementation of the technology. North Dakota's program, first approved by the legislature in...

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...

2010-10-07 15:37:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Judicial Correction Services, Inc., the leading provider of probation services in the United States, continues its long history of growth. In spite of a down economy, JCS, Inc. signed over twenty new jurisdictions in 2009 and ranked 2305 on the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies in America. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100817/INC5000LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100817/INC5000LOGO) JCS foresees continued growth of the...

2010-09-21 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has commissioned and launched an 18-month study focused on evaluating the current prevalence of SCRAM (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor) technology in the nation's courts. The new study includes the identification of best-practice SCRAM Programs and the development of case studies to help other agencies considering use of the technology. SCRAM is an ankle bracelet, worn 24/7, that...

2010-08-13 13:19:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- When more than 1,000 probation and parole officers from across the U.S. gather next week in D.C. for the American Probation and Parole Association's 35th Annual Training Institute, many will be wearing -- and testing -- a technology that's taken center stage throughout the country in the last few months: the SCRAMx alcohol monitoring anklets. Known as Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitors, the technology has been in the spotlight recently, thanks to...

2010-08-12 07:20:00

BOSTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent analysis conducted by the Associated Press revealed that the 20 states with civil commitment laws will spend nearly $500 million in 2010 to incarcerate only 5,000 offenders. According to experts at the Boston-based Institute for Sexual Wellness (ISW), states concerned with how to pay for these programs over the long term should investigate community-based programs. Not only are such programs available at a fraction of the cost of civil commitment,...


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