Texas Man Accused in Shooting Death of Fort Worth Officer Required to wear SCRAM Bracelet

Ed McIver, Jr. was arrested when he and his father, Ed McIver, Sr. attempted to evade officers. Gunfire was exchanged between the duo and police resulting in the death of McIver, Sr. and fatal wounding of a Fort Worth Police Officer. McIver, Sr. was a wanted felon and according to his son is the one …

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Former Glee Star required to wear GPS Monitoring Bracelet in Child Pornography Case

Mark Salling, of Glee fame, was arrested on child pornography charges in Los Angeles. A judge has ordered him to submit to drug tests and wear a GPS monitoring bracelet while he awaits trial. His passport was confiscated as a condition of his bail and he must stay at least 100 feet away from places …

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Australia joins fight against Alcohol Related Crimes with SCRAM Requirement

The Correctional Services Minister for the Northern Territory in Australia announced a rollout of a new program that would require certain offenders to wear a SCRAM (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring) ankle bracelet. The Northern Territory has allocated $4.2 million to the project focusing on those offenders with severe alcohol problems. The SCRAM bracelet detects …

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New Florida Law Makes it a Felony to Remove Court Ordered Electronic Monitoring Device

HB 75 was recently signed into law in Florida making removal of a court ordered electronic monitoring device a third-degree felony in the State. GPS Monitoring devices have long since been used to track domestic violence offenders out on probation. The tracking provides peace of mind for victims and their families, but until recently offenders …

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Iowa joins fight against drunk driving with Alcohol Monitoring Requirement

The Iowa State Senate announced a collaborate effort to prevent future drunk drivers by requiring drug and alcohol offenders to take breath tests twice a day or wear an alcohol-monitoring bracelet such as a SCRAM device. The 24/7 Sobriety pilot program hopes to reduce or eliminate alcohol and drug crime related fatalities such as drunk …

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“Affluenza” Teen Mom to Wear GPS Monitor as Condition of Bail Release

A Tarrant County judge is requiring Tonya Couch, mother of “Affluenza” Teen Ethan Couch, to wear a GPS Monitoring Device after she posts a $75,000 bail bond to be released from custody. The judge is also requiring drug and alcohol monitoring and weekly check-ins for the 48-year-old mother accused of hindering apprehension of her fugitive …

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What is the SCRAM Bracelet?

The SCRAM bracelet is a tamper- and water-resistant ankle bracelet that provides continuous monitoring utilizing a technology called Transdermal Alcohol Testing. Innovative and lightweight, this 8oz device combines sensors and electronics that collect, test and send important data throughout the day and night utilizing radio frequency, without the user ever knowing when a sample will …

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