SAFETY, FOR THE COMMUNITY
U.S. incarceration rates have grown dramatically, increasing more than 700 percent since the 1970s. With more than 1 in 100 adults imprisoned nationwide, the cost in manpower and resources to effectively manage those incarcerated has grown exponentially.
As a result, many jurisdictions are turning to advanced GPS and M2M technology to reduce the number of individuals jailed or imprisoned through the implementation of electronically monitored home detention programs.
This high-growth segment predicted to rise to 4.8 million connections by 2018 according to Frost & Sullivan, is an ideal marketplace for electronic monitoring.
When used as one element of a well-designed and effectively implemented re-entry program, electronic monitoring has helped reduce jail and prison crowding, reduce costs, reduce crime, improve offender accountability, and protect community safety while reintegrating offenders. Electronic monitoring permits offenders to keep their jobs, support their families, pay taxes, make restitution, and pay court fines while satisfying the court’s need for time served and accountability.
Pretrial supervision has evolved rapidly in the last 50 years, keeping pace with the technological advances that define every other aspect of our lives. Where once a pencil and typewriter were tools of the trade, now advanced systems are changing the way things are done. Learn more about our electronic monitoring technology and access resources to help you architect a pretrial supervision program that meets your agency’s goals and objectives.
Probation outcomes depend upon a set of factors, including the alignment of departmental incentives with offender success, the level of staff engagement, and the availability of rehabilitation and treatment programs, among others. The ability to monitor an offender’s compliance with conditions of release is one such critical factor. It helps ensure that society and victims are protected, and helps validate or invalidate an offender’s eligibility for parole.
House Arrest Electronic Monitoring
House arrest programs have the potential to reduce jail and prison overcrowding, to be more cost-effective than incarceration, to provide a flexible sentencing alternative, to provide an immediate sanction, and to provide a greater social benefit than incarceration. When an intensive supervision program is well run, it can accomplish a lot. House arrest electronic monitoring programs have been implemented successfully for decades.
Tracking Sex Offenders
Convicted sex offenders are released into the community every day. For that reason, sex offender tracking’s importance has become incalculable. With the introduction of Jessica’s Law in 2005, many laws have been passed to mandate that jurisdictions track sex offender locations, with some laws requiring electronic monitoring long-term and for the life of the sex offender.
Electronic monitoring can serve as a sanction for juveniles adjudicated in court, can help divert first-time offenders from the court system, and can help prevent a juvenile’s progression into more serious behavior. And unlike juvenile jail, electronic monitoring doesn’t take youth away from their family, school, church, or positive community involvements. As a result, juveniles don’t fall behind in their education and don’t struggle to reenter those social circles later on.
Juvenile courts and school programs are using electronic monitoring technology to help ensure students are in school at the appropriate times.They do so by using a student’s own cell phone—and GPS and AFLT technology—to locate them. When students know that the school can easily locate them, they’re more likely to show up. And when their peers pressure them to skip, it’s easier for them to say “no.”
Gang members may be apprehended and incarcerated, but with their high rate of recidivism it is only a temporary fix. In order to tackle the gang problem effectively, police, prosecutors, courts, probation departments, correctional institutions, parole departments, schools, and community-based groups must work together to address the many systemic causes of gangs.
Violent spouses terrorize their families—children and spouses—with threats, intimidation, and physical violence. Few are apprehended, but those who are find themselves released back into the community where they seek out their families to offend again. Sixty percent of victims are repeatedly attacked, often with tragic consequences. Numerex's electronic monitoring system can track abusers, monitor their proximity to family members, and to hold them accountable for violations.