SCRAM stands for
Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor.
The bracelet monitors the offender’s alcohol consumption by sampling the offender’s perspiration every 30 minutes, 24 hours a day, to test for alcohol consumption1.
The SCRAM bracelet is worn by DUI offenders to ensure that they do not drink alcohol because they have court-ordered sobriety requirements and alcohol treatment requirements one example of which would be dui school.
How Does The SCRAM Bracelet Conduct Alcohol Alerts?
The company that makes the bracelet, Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc. has a database that analyzes alcohol alerts. Before an alcohol alert is confirmed, trained data analysts at the company thoroughly investigate the data involved. When an alcohol alert is confirmed, the DUI offender’s supervising agent will immediately be notified.
The cost to install the SCRAM system is usually between $50 to $100. Additionally, there is a daily monitoring fee.
Average monitoring fees typically range from:
- 10-12 per day
Costs will also depend on the income of the defendant. If the defendant is indigiant then the court may pay for the system.
Do You Receive Credit For The Time You Wear A SCRAM?
You do not receive credit for the time you wear a scram bracelet since you are not sentenced to confinement under SCRAM. However, you do receive credit for SCRAMx which is ordered when a defendant is sentenced to house arrest2.
The time that a DUI offender will have to wear the SCRAM bracelet can vary from 1 month to more than 1 year. The time generally depends on the seriousness of the offender’s alcohol problem, the seriousness of the DUI offense, and whether the offender is a repeat DUI offender.
If you take off your SCRAM bracelet, the regional monitoring center will immediately be notified. Also, your probation officer and the court will immediately be notified. This can result in you having a probation violation and harsh sentencing consequences.
Is The SCRAM Bracelet WaterProof?
The scram device is waterproof. However, the company does not recommend that the device be kept in water for a long period of time.
Can You Use Mouthwash When You Wear A Scram Bracelet?
No, You should avoid using mouthwash when you are wearing the SCRAM bracelet because it contains alcohol.
Does The SCRAM Moniter Have GPS?
Scram makes a bracelet that is called Scram GPS which is a GPS bracelet.
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