The Hamilton County Corrections Department in Tennessee added SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring (SCRAM CAM) to their pretrial and probation program to counter alcohol-related crimes like drunk driving and domestic assault. The goal of the program is to deter re-offense while clients are being supervised.
Mid- to high-risk alcohol clients who have committed multiple or severe offenses are court-ordered to wear SCRAM CAM as a condition of their probation. The goal of monitoring is to deter re-offense while clients are being supervised, and the county is seeing positive results. To date, 99.5% of clients monitored with SCRAM CAM are sober and compliant each day. For the few clients who do violate the terms of monitoring, the average time to a first violation is 96 days.
The probation department has found that Continuous Alcohol Monitoring gives clients an additional measure of support to get and stay sober.