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BI Incorporated

<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt">BI Incorporated is a community corrections provider that helps corrections agencies to tackle the most pressing issues today – prison and jail overcrowding, recidivism, parole violators, staffing shortages and budget restrictions. As it has for 26 years, BI continues to be a leader in community corrections with new programs and services to tackle these issues. This includes BI's latest and the industry's most sophisticated GPS tracking system – BI ExacuTrack – so that agencies can log an offender's movement throughout the day – and reentry day reporting centers that are helping to cut into the huge and costly problem of recidivism. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt">For example, the Illinois Department of Corrections used BI to solve a major budget crisis in the state. In addition to forming a unique and large reentry program in the heart of Chicago for a very high-risk group of parolees, the state is using BI to monitor an additional 2,500 serious offenders with electronic supervision. It is comprehensive solutions like this that earned BI industry trust and respect.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt">Nationwide, BI contracts with more than 1,500 governmental agencies at the federal, state, and local level to provide technology, treatment and training to adult and juvenile parolees, probationers, or pretrial defendants. BI helps corrections agencies to be more efficient, keep offenders compliant to court orders, reduce pressure on staff, and alleviate institutional crowding, thereby keeping prison beds reserved for serious criminals.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>

<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&#8220;We've made it our business to stay current with the needs of community corrections agencies – this is why we've grown, expanded and moved into new areas of this field,&#8221; said <B>James L. Anderson</B>, <STRONG>Vice President, BI Incorporated</STRONG>. &#8220;We're not a flash-in-the-pan manufacturer with trendy&nbsp;products that will be gone in a year or two. Instead, we are a comprehensive community corrections provider who will be here for our customers for the long run. We will continue to innovate and meet their needs with a variety of proven technologies, treatment and training programs that work.&#8221;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>


Apart From The Rest...

<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt">Community corrections faces tremendous challenges today. BI has responded with the most comprehensive set of monitoring technologies and intensive supervision, treatment and training programs in the industry. These products, programs and services include:<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in; mso-list: l2 level1 lfo4; tab-stops: list .5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">·<SPAN style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt">10 reentry day reporting centers that deliver correctional programs for high-risk, treatment-resistant offenders<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in; mso-list: l2 level1 lfo4; tab-stops: list .5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">·<SPAN style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt">24 community correctional service centers, typically for lower-risk offenders<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in; mso-list: l2 level1 lfo4; tab-stops: list .5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Symbol; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">·<SPAN style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt">More than a dozen electronic monitoring technologies to complement offender supervision<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt">At its national monitoring center, BI maintains supervisory contact with more than 22,000 offenders living in communities across the country every day. Estimates say 100,000 offenders are being supervised electronically in the United States today – 60% are being monitored by BI directly or by agencies using BI technology.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt">BI's continuum of supervision technologies includes GPS tracking for the highest risk offenders; and in-home electronic monitoring, voice verification, in-home alcohol monitoring, and telephonic reporting to ensure compliance to schedules and curfews. BI also provides customer-friendly support systems, such as its custom case management system, AccuTrax, and other web-based applications that allow officers to view and update client information directly. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoBodyText style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt">BI offers much more than just technology. BI operates reentry reporting centers that combine three elements to help corrections agencies obtain results – strict monitoring, programming, and accountability. BI's compliance strategies include advanced drug testing techniques, computerized data collection, immediate reporting, and intensive case management and supervision, in-house, in a single location in the heart of local communities. BI's programming includes cognitive skills building, family counseling, employment preparation, basic educational classes, substance abuse education and treatment, and violence intervention services. And BI maintains accountability through electronic supervision, curfew monitoring, breathalyzer testing, random drug testing, and mandatory counseling. This three-prong strategy curbs impulse behavior, changes attitudes, and lets offenders know non-compliance will result in an immediate response. Many of these licensed reentry centers are open 365 days a year for approximately 12 hours each day.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>

Committment to Corrections

<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt">BI is dedicated to its extensive network of community corrections customers. The company's national monitoring center, staffed 24 hours every day by highly trained specialists, monitors more than 22,000 offenders. Each day, thousands of offenders report to BI community corrections centers and reentry reporting centers for a variety of treatment and training services, designed specifically to help break the tremendous problem of recidivism. This focus and dedication to community corrections will continue, as the company infuses extensive energy into ongoing research and development of technology and correctional programs.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt">&#8220;An excellent example (in community corrections) is the Illinois Department of Corrections' Chicago Day Reporting Center operated by BI Incorporated. A three-year evaluation found a 40.6% reduction in criminal convictions over a comparison group, which translates into an estimated savings of $3.6 million over three years. Programs such as BI's Chicago DRC make perfect sense. They save money and seem to reduce drug use, increase job attainment, and respond to the real needs of participants,&#8221; said Joan Petersilia, University of California-Irvine professor and author of <I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">When Prisoners Come Home: Parole and Prisoner Reentry</I>.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>

Looking Forward

<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt">BI will continue to innovate with its supervision technologies, as shown with BI's recent introduction of GPS tracking technology and enhancements to its voice verification, in-home alcohol monitoring, and electronic monitoring technologies. This innovation will continue within BI's reentry reporting centers as well.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt">For many probationers and parolees in community supervision, making smart decisions can be extremely challenging. Programs that treat addictions, change anti-social behavior, and deliver immediate and consistent consequences for failure to follow conditions of release can be very tough. By helping parolees and probationers successfully complete their sentences in communities, hard beds are reserved for serious criminals, a win-win for correctional officers charged with managing swollen inmate populations and citizens, who demand public safety and accountability for crimes committed.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>BI will continue to keep attune to changing market needs, continue to invest in qualified, licensed staff to operate and provide counseling services at the community level, and invest in technological research and development.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>

For More Information Contact:
Monica Hook, Marketing Communications Director
BI Incorporated
6400 Lookout Road, Boulder, CO 80301

Phone: 303-218-1000
Toll Free: 800-701-5171
Fax: 303-218-1413
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http://www.bi.com
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Corporate Facts

BI Incorporated

Year Started: 1978

Corporate Focus/Specialty:
<SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA">BI supports 1,500 community corrections agencies with offender supervision technology, treatment and prisoner reentry programs that produce lasting results.</SPAN>

Certifications, Schedules, Blankets:
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt">-ISO 9001:2000 -- BI became the first provider of electronic monitoring technology and related services for the corrections industry to be certified at the highest and newest standard for quality, developed by the International Organizations of Standardization (ISO)<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt">-GSA Schedule 84<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt">-Licensed substance abuse treatment provider, numerous states

Owned By:
N/A

Headquarters:
Boulder, CO

# of Office Locations:  44

# of Employees:  600

Most Recent Projects:
Department of Corrections for Wisconsin, Michigan, Colorado
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt">BI recently won contract awards with these three corrections departments, which run three of the longest standing and largest electronic monitoring programs nationwide.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>

Illinois Department of Corrections
<P class=MsoBodyText2 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">BI operates a unique reentry center in Chicago that cut recidivism 40% for an extremely high-risk, urban-based parolee population.</P>


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Corporate Philosophy

<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">BI works closely with local, state, and federal public corrections officials to reduce recidivism, support public safety, and strengthen communities. BI's correctional supervision and treatment programs are guided by &#8220;What Works in Corrections&#8221; research. Clients are treated with respect and dignity, and the company's interventions include the right combination of monitoring, correctional programs and strict accountability to achieve reduced recidivism and enhanced public safety. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>
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