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House Arrest Systems ("H.A.S.") OF TN, Inc., offers monitoring solutions for every community. Whether those enrolled are high risk, sex offenders, parolees, probationers, misdemeanor offenders or domestic offenders, we have the application required to provide the constant contact accountability and structure for the client, as well as provide the real-time tracking supervision solution to ensure the public safety. Call us today at (423) 521-5427 to discuss how we can assist you!
Just as the state of Virginia, as well as many other states, have begun tracking offenders using GPS ankle bracelets, House Arrest Systems ("H.A.S.") OF TN, Inc., stands ready to help our own great state track offenders placed in our care. This affords our clients an opportunity to be productive citizens and provide for their families rather than serve their sentence through incarceration, which also means that our tax-payers are spending less to supervise these offenders. And while still serving the public safety and client needs, we are able to provide 24/7 accountability for the offenders.
House Arrest Systems ("H.A.S.") OF TN, Inc., has solutions to serve all 95 counties in Tennessee -- even remote areas where other monitoring services aren't able to provide service because of weak or lacking mobile signals.
When supervising agencies use GPS technology to monitor the movements of high-risk offenders in the community, it provides supervising agents/officers with an extra set of eyes to help ensure compliance and increase the level of community safety.
High-risk offenders, such as gang members, sex offenders and habitual offenders, are usually considered candidates for active GPS monitoring, which provides near real-time data on their movements. If they enter a prohibited geographic area or are late entering a requisite geographic area or leave it early, the supervising agent/officer receives immediately notification about the violation and can quickly take appropriate action.
As a one-piece GPS monitoring device, BluTag quickly and easily attaches around the offender’s ankle and remains there for the term of supervision. BluTag transmits monitoring data at least once every 10 minutes when offenders are compliant with the terms of their supervision and immediately whenever an infraction occurs.
BluTag monitors the movements of more high-risk offenders in the nation than any other one-piece GPS monitoring device.
The use of GPS monitoring technology allows qualified pre-trial defendants to continue their employment and/or educational endeavors while awaiting trial, which can help reduce the local jail population. This approach to effectively managing pre-trail defendants lowers the financial burden to the local jail’s operations.
Already used by pre-trial service agencies at the federal and state levels across the nation, BluTag records the movements of defendants 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Our customers use BluTag in active, passive and hybrid GPS monitoring modes depending on the individual defendant and his or her circumstances.
Monitoring juveniles with GPS can help ensure they attend school and comply with other terms of their supervision. The use of GPS allows supervising agents/officers to create date and time sensitive inclusion and exclusion zones, which are identified geographic locations the juveniles are supposed to enter and remain or prohibited from entering for specific periods of time.
When courts order juveniles to be monitored with GPS technology, a one-piece device, like BluTag, is the most appropriate because they don’t have to hand carry any additional equipment. BluTag is the only device needed to effectively monitor juveniles in active, passive or hybrid GPS monitoring mode. Because BluTag is a one-piece GPS monitoring device that remains securely attached around the ankle, juveniles nor their friends can damage, lose or vandalize the equipment.
Truancy is a continuing and growing issue in education today. It adversely impacts individual students, schools, school districts and a community as a whole. While GPS technology cannot address all of the many factors contributing to and creating truant students, it does provide one more tool available to supervising agents/officers and school districts to help return students to the classroom on a long-term basis.
Supervising agents/officers have the ability to review the movements of students at any given time and apply appropriate sanctions for noncompliance. If students are monitored in active GPS mode, supervising agents/officers will know immediately when they are not on the school grounds because BluTag generates an alert with near real-time information when an inclusion zone is not entered on time.
Alternatives to Incarceration
The nation’s prisons and jails are overcrowded due to years of legislation designed to “get tough on crime.” In addition to creating a skyrocketing population in prisons and jails, these initiatives have unintentionally sent many low-risk non-violent offenders to prison. A large percentage of these offenders are incarcerated for drug-related crimes and/or possession.
Overcrowded prisons and jails present dangerous situations for both inmates and staff. They create situations where the agency is more vulnerable to lawsuits from inmates and creates a strain on the actual operations of a jail or prison with regard to food and health services, sanitation and maintenance. Corrections agencies simply cannot build jails and prisons quick enough and in a cost effective manner to help relieve the strain.
GPS monitoring gives supervising agencies a tool to become “smart on crime” while holding offenders accountable for their actions. Offenders can keep their jobs or continue their educational endeavors while adhering to the other requirements imposed by the court, such as substance abuse treatment and counseling.
Because BluTag is a one-piece GPS monitoring device, offenders are not required to hand carry any other equipment. This one device is all that’s needed to effectively monitor the movements of offenders 24/7 and ensure they’re compliant with the terms of their supervision. BluTag monitors offenders in active, passive and hybrid modes, which provides a significant amount of flexibility for supervising agents/officers and administering appropriate sanctions.
Domestic Violence Abusers and Victims
While this news story is from the state of Rhode Island (via WPRI TV News), it accentuates a problem that is all too familiar in Tennessee. House Arrest Systems ("H.A.S.") OF TN, Inc., has the solution!
Domestic violence is not a new crime, but there have been more stories in the media in recent years bringing higher visibility to it. Many domestic violence abusers need to be monitored with active GPS, so supervising agents/officers, law enforcement personnel and victims receive near real-time notification of violations.
BluTag is an ideal GPS device to monitor movements of abusers because no other equipment is needed to effectively supervise this population. When in active GPS monitoring mode, BluTag immediately generates notifications when the abuser enters prohibited geographic regions, tampers with the device, does not recharge the battery as required and many other events.
"Constant Contact” Solutions include:
HAS of Tennessee, Inc., is committed to excellence! The following are some solutions to common problems in this industry:
PROBLEM: What if I don't have a land-line telephone?
SOLUTION: In most cases, an individual doesn't need a land-line with any of our services. Even our RF monitoring has the ability to communicate through a cellular phone instead of a land-line.
PROBLEM: The base unit only reports if the offender leaves their residence – how can we know if they are in compliance when they are not at home near the base unit?
SOLUTION: Through our solutions, the offender must carry the handset as well as wear the ankle bracelet – and these two work together to provide continuous 24/7 coverage, logging what route they take, their destinations, alcohol and drug detection, etc. – and provides reports of violations in real time via the monitoring station, email reports and/or text messages! Part of this difference is technically referred to as "active" vs. "passive" monitoring. The most common form of monitoring used in Tennessee by local and state government up until 2010 has been "passive." This means that the unit is limited to reporting or tracking any information from the ankle bracelet unless it is within a short range of the base unit, that's usually plugged in to a landline (telephone line in your home). We offer active monitoring which means that the ankle bracelet has everything in it that is required to continually monitor an individual -- no matter where they go! -- and report the data on regular intervals to our monitoring stations.
PROBLEM: Offenders who are granted a Restricted Driver's License are on their honor to not drive any other time than to and from their place of employment because no jurisdiction has the manpower to monitor them on a daily basis.
SOLUTION: Our program for Restricted License holders allows 24/7 monitoring of approved routes, time restrictions and alcohol/drug detection. Violations are caught instantly and reported to the authorities and courts.
PROBLEM: With standard House Arrest bracelets, ss seen in the news clip above, if an offender cuts off their bracelet it can take hours or even days for anyone supervising them to realize they are "off of the radar."
SOLUTION: Our products are all equipped to notify us instantly if an offender cuts off their bracelet and House Arrest Systems ("H.A.S.") of TN, Inc., is committed to responding quickly to take out a violation warrant and notify the authorities of the last known location of the offender.
PROBLEM: Our state and local agencies do not have the manpower or resources to monitor sex offenders adequately.
SOLUTION: We provide a solution not only to monitor the movements of sex offenders, but with our ability to create individual exclusion zones, we are able to track immediately if they violate those restrictions (i.e., schools, night clubs, day care centers, playgrounds, etc.).
PROBLEM: Domestic Violence Offenders are “on their honor” regarding keeping away from the victims in their cases. These offenders are sometimes volatile and need to be monitored closely regarding compliance with court orders.
SOLUTION: We can monitor Domestic Violence Offenders continuously and with exclusion zone violations can notify the authorities immediately if they do not comply with the orders of the court.
In Hamilton County, TN, the county mayor's office reports that the daily cost to house an offender in the jail or workhouse is rising to nearly $69 per person per day at the jail ($51.43 at the CCA Silverdale Detention Center). In essence, this means that in many cases the cost for sentencing the offender's is paid by the victims through their tax dollars!
With House Arrest Systems ("H.A.S.") of TN, Inc., the individuals who are sentenced to our programs pay the costs of their own incarceration – as well as being required to work, attend full-time school or draw their SSI (if eligible). We also monitor the payment of restitution, court costs and fines.
Not only does House Arrest Systems ("H.A.S.") of TN, Inc., provide intensive accountability measures for those ordered into the programs, we also provide monthly reports on all offender's placed in our care, with copies to the Judge and District Attorney's office in that county. While any violations are reported immediately, these monthly reports contain a copy of the offender's proof of payments for restitution, court costs and fines.
Call (423) 521-5427 or use the contact link to the left!
|Last Updated on Thursday, 14 July 2011 11:40|