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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.

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.

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.

2010-08-10 17:32:52

The program, underway in five states, aims to build on the strengths of probation and parole officers as agents of change.

2010-06-28 09:00:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheriffs across the country can now access the nation's largest criminal justice information sharing portal free of charge. Appriss, the technology provider for JusticeXchange, is making the service available at no cost to sheriffs who share data.

2010-03-16 11:19:00

TULSA, Okla., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- While Tulsa area courts have been using 24/7 alcohol monitoring anklets to monitor offenders since 2005, the Rogers County Felony Drug and DUI Courts are some of the first in the country to implement a new version of the technology, which includes both 24/7 alcohol testing and house arrest monitoring in the same anklet. The technology is called SCRAMx (for Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor), and it includes an ankle bracelet, worn...

2009-12-07 11:29:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition comprised of the nation's top judges, prosecutors, community corrections officials and traffic safety advocates are applauding President Obama's nomination of David L.

2009-11-23 06:45:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- On 11-19-2009 the State of Georgia Department of Corrections renewed a contract with RemoteCOM to monitor the Internet and computer activities of sex offenders on probation.

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