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Reno County to Use GPS Location Monitoring Bracelets on Juvenile Offenders

The Reno County Community Corrections received a federal grant to assist in monitoring juvenile offenders with drug and alcohol problems.  The Reno County Commission approved a l contract for the Corrections department to begin leasing the GPS Monitors.  The contract is significantly less and can be offered at no cost to the defendant or their …

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Patriots Wide Receiver Could Be Required to Wear Alcohol Monitoring Device

Michael Floyd was cut by the Arizona Cardinals after his arrest for driving under the influence in Scottsdale.  According to authorities his blood alcohol level was .217 after he was found passed out behind the wheel of his SUV at an intersection.  Shortly after his arrest, Floyd was claimed off waivers by the New England …

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Electronic Monitoring Finds Home with Washington Probation Department

Pend Oreille County in Northeastern Washington is a small area populated by around 13,000 residents.  Many of the residents work in the timber or mining industries and live in rural areas.  Despite its size, Pend Oreille County Probation Department can carry a very heavy caseload of 400 to 800 cases.  The majority of these cases …

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Illinois Saving Taxpayer Money with SCRAM Requirements

Boone County, Illinois has reported taxpayers’ savings in the amount of hundreds of thousands of dollars by requiring DUI offenders to wear ankle-monitoring devices. The program began in 2014 when the Boone County State’s Attorney’s office announced that it would start implementing use of the SCRAM devices for repeat drunk drivers. Many believe that the …

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Former People Magazine’s “most eligible bachelor” required to wear GPS Device

In a high-profile sexual assault case, a judge is requiring former “most eligible bachelor” and Boston Attorney Gary Zerola to wear a GPS Monitoring Device, avoid alcohol, stay away from the alleged victim and maintain curfew while awaiting trial on a $10,000 cash bail. Zerola is a former assistant district attorney who now practices criminal …

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Syracuse to require more defendants to wear SCRAM Bracelets

The Onondaga County Probation department has been requiring repeat DWI offenders to wear SCRAM alcohol monitoring bracelets for the past year now and according to probation Commissioner Andy Sicherman the program is slowly increasing the requirements. In Onondaga County a participant is not required to pay for the device, which generally costs between $8 and …

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Missoula Sheriff hopes to use SCRAM Bracelets to ease Jail Overcrowding

Missoula County Sheriff T.J. McDermott is facing a problem familiar to many sheriffs’ departments across the nation: jail overcrowding. There are simply too many inmates and not enough beds. At one point the Missoula County Jail was so overcrowded that it had to transfer inmates to a nearby detention facility to keep inmates from sleeping …

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San Joaquin County Awarded $750k Grant to Implement Alcohol-Monitoring Program and DUI Court

With the astounding success o the DUI Court program resided over by Judge Richard Vlavianos, San Joaquin County has been granted $750,000 to help establish similar programs. The program is a two-track system focusing on those who have an underlying addiction to alcohol and those who may not need an intensive program. DUI Court requires …

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Georgia “Fast-Track” Initiative Requires DUI Offenders to Wear SCRAM Bracelet

Just over a year ago, Judge Jeanette Little launched a new program aimed at cracking down on repeat drunk drivers. The State Court Judge was tired of seeing the same defendants come in on multiple DUI offenses. She began requiring those arrested for 2nd or 3rd time DUIs to have a mandatory court appearance and …

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