Clackamas County selects BI Incorporated to operate Electronic Monitoring Program
June 25, 2013
Oregon City, OR
Contact: Monica Hook, BI Incorporated,
The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office has selected BI Incorporated to provide electronic monitoring systems and support services for offenders released to county programs designed as an alternative to incarceration. BI is the nation’s largest provider of electronic monitoring systems to federal, state and local corrections and immigration agencies. The contract could be extended for up to five years and involves 50 electronic monitoring devices, including systems that have GPS tracking and continuous alcohol monitoring.
Clackamas County has focused on providing alternatives to incarceration to create flexibility in the local correctional system for more than a decade. The county has worked with BI since 2000, and used BI equipment for two county programs that use electronic monitoring. The Electronic Supervision Program is designed for probationers; the Electronic Home Detention Program is for jail inmates being moved to community-based supervision.
To defray county costs, Clackamas County requires that offenders pay up to 100 percent of the electronic monitoring technology fees while in the program. BI maintains an office to manage the electronic monitoring programs and administer fee collection and periodic drug and alcohol tests.
The county will use the following:
BI ExacuTrack® One, a system that monitor an offender’s location using GPS tracking data and other location positioning technologies. These devices logs accurate data about an offender’s movement as they move about the community, including areas deemed “inclusion” or “exclusion” zones where offenders may or may not travel.
BI TAD®, a device that continuously monitors for alcohol consumption through a noninvasive skin sensor worn on an offender’s ankle.
BI TotalAccess®, a secure website that allows supervising officers to directly access and update offender data and schedules and manage alerts.
BI Monitoring Operations, BI’s 24/7 national monitoring center, which offers technical and customer support.
About BI Incorporated (www.bi.com)
Established in 1978, BI Incorporated is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The GEO Group (NYSE: GEO), a global leader in the delivery of correctional, detention, and residential treatment services to federal, state, and local government agencies. BI provides a full continuum of offender monitoring technologies and community reentry services for parolees, probationers, pretrial defendants and illegal aliens involved in the U.S. immigration court process. BI also owns and operates an ISO-certified national monitoring center, providing 24/7 expert support supervision services exclusively to governmental agencies. BI works closely with corrections officials to cost effectively reduce recidivism, promote public safety, and strengthen the communities they serve.