The Grant County Community Corrections office has recently implemented a program to track offenders with real-time GPS monitoring. The SCRAM One-Piece GPS device is tamper resistant notifying the staff of any attempts to remove or disrupt the device. The device constantly transmits a signal to the corrections department to notify them of the exact location of the offender. Grant County has also been testing SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring devices on those charged with alcohol-related offenses. Participants wear the devices 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the monitoring period. The data from the ankle bracelets is transmitted electronically.
The advanced technology in both the SCRAM GPS device and the SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring device helps monitoring staff to be sure that offenders are completing the terms of their probation. Whether they are required to stay sober or stay within certain boundaries, the devices have helped to ease tracking. Grant County officials believe the program will help save taxpayers. Defendants are expected to cover the cost out-of-pocket for the devices.