Missouri renews electronic monitoring program contract with BI Incorporated
|By BI Incorporated
BOULDER, Colo.— July 1, 2014—The Missouri Department of Corrections Division of Probation and Parole has renewed a multi-year contract for approximately 800 electronic monitoring products and related monitoring services with BI Incorporated, the nation's largest provider of monitoring technology for community corrections agencies. The contract will include many different BI systems that can be matched to an offender’s assessed risk level, including radio frequency, GPS tracking and alcohol monitoring systems.
BI has worked in partnership with the Missouri DOC since 2009. Several BI systems will be included as part of the contract, including GPS tracking for offenders who require extra monitoring data, traditional electronic monitoring systems, and alcohol monitoring technologies.
The Board of Probation and Parole governs the supervision of offenders by means of parole, probation or conditional release. The electronic monitoring program is one of several cost-effective options that the board uses to provide additional intervention, sanctions and structure for offenders so they are more likely to succeed upon release.
The state’s electronic monitoring program is used to provide structure and control of offenders just released from prison or those on probation, parole or conditional release that are failing to comply with the conditions of supervision. Missouri DOC officials believe that electronic monitoring technology is another helpful tool in promoting offender success while on supervision.
Under terms of this agreement, the specific BI systems the state will use include:
BI ExacuTrack® One, a sophisticated GPS tracking systems that allow supervising officers to monitor offender movement as they travel in the community.
BI HomeGuard® 200 and BI HomeGuard 206®, systems that monitor offenders for home curfews and schedules using landlines or cellular connections.
BI TAD® and BI Sobrietor®, two alcohol monitoring systems. TAD is unique in that it provides continuous alcohol monitoring through an ankle bracelet with radio frequency monitoring.
BI VoiceID®, a voice verification system that uses biometric voiceprints to verify a person’s location through a series of phone calls.
Drive-BI®, a handheld device that allows officers to check on an individual from outside a home, school or workplace.
BI TotalAccess®, software that allows officers to manage offender profiles and schedules directly through a password-protected Web site.
BI Monitoring Operations center, BI’s 24/7 national monitoring center that supports agency staff as needed.
For more information about this contract award or any of these products and services, contact Monica Hook, BI communications director, 303-218-1230.
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 for parolees, probationers, pretrial defendants and illegal aliens involved in the U.S. immigration court process. BI works closely with corrections officials to cost effectively reduce recidivism, promote public safety, and strengthen the communities they serve.