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August 23, 2010

SecureAlert Signs First-Ever GPS Offender Monitoring Contract in Brazil
By Carolyn J Dawson
TMCnet Contributor

SecureAlert is expanding globally. Recently, the company, together with International Surveillance Services Corporation, and Empresa Brasileira de Seguranca Ltda., announced the signing of a GPS offender monitoring contract. This contract claims to be the first one of its kind in the history of Brazil.

International Surveillance Services Corporation is the Latin American distribution partner of SecureAlert, and Empresa Brasileira de Seguranca Ltda. is its local monitoring partner.

Recently, in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, the Superintendent of Correctional Services (SUSEPE), Mario Santa Maria Junior has signed an emergency contract with the company by means of SecureAlert's Brazilian partners. This contract helps to instantly deploy 200 of the company's TrackerPAL II(e) devices on offenders whose location is in and around the metropolitan area of Porto Alegre. For the program, an initial count of 256 qualified offenders has been already recognized by SUSEPE. Also, SUSEPE has communicated the necessity to publish requirements by the end of August, 2010 to monitor extra 800 offenders. Furthermore, with the introduction of offender electronic monitoring all through Rio Grande do Sul, the company is expecting the growth to include 5,000 offenders in total.

SecureAlert, Inc., jointly with its partners in Latin America, efficiently worked for last three years to generate awareness and reveal the advantages of offender monitoring technologies within Brazil and neighboring countries. Recently, through the approval of Law 12.258 by Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil, these efforts have been recognized. All over Brazil, this law offers authorization to offender electronic monitoring, but it is subjected to certain conditions. The law amends the Penal Code and the Penal Execution Law to offer for such monitoring and comprises of sanctions for non-compliance by offender participants.

Carolyn John is a Contributor to TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Patrick Barnard


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