Colorado criminal justice agencies select BI Incorporated for offender monitoring technology and services
December 19, 2012
Contact: Monica Hook, BI Incorporated,
The Colorado Department of Corrections and the Colorado State Judicial Department have selected BI Incorporated to provide location monitoring equipment and services to support supervision of probationers and parolees in Colorado communities. As part of the agreement, BI will supply approximately 1,400 offender monitoring systems, including equipment that uses GPS tracking and continuous alcohol monitoring. BI is the nation’s largest provider of technology, treatment and prisoner reentry services for community-based corrections.
“We are extremely pleased that Colorado officials selected BI and expressed confidence in our ability to offer proven alternatives to detention,” said Jock Waldo, Vice President, BI Incorporated. “While we do work across the country, it is important to us that we retain a solid working relationship with corrections officials in our home state.”
Under the agreement, BI will supply the following products and monitoring service:
- BI ExacuTrack® One monitors an offender’s location using a portable tracking unit that relies on available GPS data and other location positioning technologies. This device provides accurate data about an offender’s movement in near real-time.
- HomeGuard® 200 and HomeGuard 206, systems that monitor schedules and curfews via radio frequency and cellular technologies, respectively.
- BI TAD®, a device that continuously monitors for alcohol consumption through a noninvasive skin sensor worn on an offender’s ankle. Already have TAD for DOC; probation wanted to add tha.t
- BI TotalAccess® software for supervising officers to access and update offender data through a secure website.
BI has a 20-year working relationship with these criminal justice agencies. Electronic monitoring contributes to significant savings annually, as offenders are diverted from more costly jails or prison. To provide statewide coverage for electronic monitoring, offenders diverted to these systems will report to more than two dozen locations statewide for equipment installation and removal services. In areas where BI does not have offices, BI has partnered with ComCor Inc., based in Colorado Springs, and Intervention Inc., based in Westminster.
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.