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2011-06-15 09:00:00

PHOENIX, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Always known as a progressive state when it comes to tough laws for drunk drivers, Arizona's newest DUI legislation, signed in to law last month by Governor Jan Brewer, has been criticized for what critics say is a step backwards from the state's precedent-setting penalties for first-time DUI offenders. But both lawmakers and criminal justice professionals throughout the state are saying SB 1200 is a key piece of legislation that will help the state...

2011-03-23 10:57:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When Tennessee's new DUI bill took effect on January 1st, courts statewide began to ramp up integration of a high-tech alcohol monitoring system to keep tabs on hard core drunk drivers facing charges for a new offense. The alcohol-sniffing anklets, known as SCRAMx (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor), are monitoring offenders 24/7 pretrial to keep the high-risk group from re-offending, and the program is at no cost to the taxpayers....

2011-02-18 14:22:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hennepin County Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCCR) has selected the SCRAMx alcohol monitoring system for the county's Electronic Home Monitoring program. The new contract, approved by the county's Public Safety Judiciary Committee February 1st, includes selection of an array of electronic monitoring systems to manage the county's adult and juvenile offenders, both pre- and post-adjudication. The program will be...

2010-10-13 10:00:00

MISSOULA, Mont., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Judges in Missoula and surrounding counties are some of the first in the country to implement a new electronic monitoring program that combines home detention (or "house arrest") and 24/7 alcohol monitoring in one anklet. The program, known as SCRAMx, is said to be cutting incarceration costs as well as giving judges more options for keeping tabs on repeat offenders in both Montana's urban and rural areas. SCRAM (for Secure Continuous Remote...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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