Pike County, Ill. Implements Work Release Program Management

System allows better monitoring of probationers.

by / November 19, 2003
PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Pike County, Ill. needed a way to more effectively manage its work release programs. The county will deploy GPS technology to streamline the programs, using iSECUREtrac's tracNET24.

"We started a Drug Court two months ago and have not had the ability to effectively manage the convicted individuals when they were not incarcerated," said Barbara Allensworth, chief probation officer for Pike County. "Now we do. The same goes for sex offenders and domestic abusers that until now were able to take advantage of the antiquated electronic monitoring system we were using."

According to Darin Craven, probation officer for Pike County, "Chance encounter has been removed as a means of managing convicts out on work release. Even in an area where there are many hills and valleys, trees and brush, no one can hide. The system means we can manage a larger case load, yet be confident we are doing a better job of managing probationers."
Miriam Jones Chief Copy Editor
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