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Federal Govt the single biggest customer for privatized electronic monitoring services


LOS ANGELES, CA, June 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. is tracking a record number of immigrants with ankle monitors. ICE uses electronic ankle monitors to track tens of thousands of detainees.Tens of thousands of people in the U.S. wear ankle monitors, almost all of which are provided by private probation companies.

Blow and Drive Interlock Corporation (OTCQB:BDIC), an offender monitoring and police-grade alcohol detection device manufacturing and offender monitoring company is one of those companies.

Many offenders are being monitored because of a misdemeanor sentence from a criminal court, but the federal government is actually the single biggest customer for privatized electronic monitoring services. That's because of the large and growing number of immigrants who are being detained outside of a detention center.

ICE uses ankle monitors to keep an eye on undocumented immigrants the agency has detained, and then released pending a deportation hearing.

On a single day in late 2016, which was the last time ICE provided specific numbers for this metric, there were almost 30,000 people on electronic supervision, three times the number ICE gave for 2014.

The new immigration law could spur this number even higher

The big winners are criminal offender monitoring companies which make or distribute these devices.

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For more information on Blow & Drive Interlock please visit or call 877-238-4492.

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