Boulder, CO (PRWEB) March 12, 2011
BI Incorporated, a national provider of offender monitoring technology, treatment and training services for community corrections agencies, has released an informative white paper on implementing an alcohol monitoring program. Authored Robert Murnock, a former community corrections officer and individual who has worked with alcohol monitoring technology for more than a decade, the white paper covers one of the hottest issues in corrections, managing offenders for sobriety while they live in the community.
Called "Implementing an Alcohol Monitoring Program in Your Agency," this free white paper is available at http://bi.com/wpapers.html. In the paper, Murnock reviews types of technologies used to monitor sobriety, such as breath alcohol technology, urine testing and the more sophisticated transdermal alcohol monitoring systems that gauge alcohol content through perspiration. He also outlines key benefits of a program, including enhanced public safety, lowered incarceration costs, better jail space management, support of treatment, and more. Finally, he discusses how community corrections agencies can effectively incorporate an alcohol monitoring programs into their current practices.
"An offender has a higher chance of completing the requirements of their probation or parole if they can maintain sobriety," said Murnock, BI's Eastern Regional Manager Specializing in Offender Monitoring. "Implementing an alcohol monitoring program makes a lot of sense in today's environment."
About BI Incorporated (http://www.bi.com)
Established in 1978, BI Incorporated is the leading technology, treatment and supervision company in community corrections today. BI contracts with approximately 900 governmental agencies nationwide, supporting them with a full continuum of intensive supervision technologies and community-based cognitive behavioral reentry programs for adult and juvenile offenders. BI's ISO-certified national monitoring center, owned and operated by BI, provides 24/7 expert support supervision services exclusively for governmental agencies. BI works closely with local public corrections officials to cost effectively reduce recidivism, promote public safety, and strengthen the communities it serves using evidence-based practices in a community setting.
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