Wednesday, June 16, 2010

8 THINGS I’M 72.8% SURE YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT COURT APPOINTED ANKLE BRACELETS.


1- SCRAM Bracelets (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor) are very popular with stars dealing with drug & alcohol problems like Lindsay Lohan and Andy Dick.

2- These bracelets monitor the alcohol level in the bloodstream by testing the skin perspiration every half hour.

3- The electronic monitoring device was invented by a group of Harvard scientists in the 1960s.

4- The team was lead by twin brothers R. Kirkland & Robert Schwitzgebel.

5- The black button on an electronic bracelet is used to test the monitoring system to ensure it’s working properly.

6- The first house arrest sentence that made use of the electronic bracelet was in 1983.

7- Electronic monitoring bracelets cost around $1500.

8- In 2007, approximately 130,000 people sported some type of electronic monitoring device.

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19 comments:

  1. Here from Ian's! The only thing I knew about them is #1.

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  2. Poppin' by from Ian's. Consider yourself famous now.

    I think these bracelets are the new fashion trend in Hollywood.

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  3. Stopping by from Ian's place. He assured me I would love you. He's not wrong.

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  4. Stopping by from Ian's, ya know cause he told me to and I don't like to let people down. If ever I had to wear a court appointed bracelet, I'd so bejewel the shit out of that thing. Adds an extra bit of class, no?

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  5. Came by from Ian's to check out the fashion forward ankle bracelets. Nice - black so they go with everything in the deliquent's wardrobe.

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  6. Pffft....I'm here on my own - not from Ian's - because I come here every day. (Though Ian did write up a really nice post about you! How much did you pay him? You know, just so I can match your contribution!)

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  7. I'm not from Ians! And I haven't gotten to his blog yet to know why so many people came to you from him. $1500 dollars seems like a lot of money for a fashion accessory. :]

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  8. Saw that Ian gave you love over at his blog...maybe I should re-word that but I'm not!

    They sure are fashionable, too bad they cost 1500.00!

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  9. Funny, when I first saw this I thought of Lindsay Lohan ha ha. Glad you mentioned her :)

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  10. Yay! So glad that Ian chose you as one of his ELITE!

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  11. So Ian is claiming you are going to make my day 3-4 times each day. I'm not sure my husband would appreciate that statement, but I am willing to let you try.

    No pressure.

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  12. Interesting fact to know, I suppose. I dont plan on needing one anytime in the near future.

    So what is it you do 3-4 times a day again?

    Post?

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  13. Apparently they can go off if someone is wearing too much cologne....

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  14. ABAO... is that true? Lots and lots of people SHOULD be monitored for the amount of cologne/perfume they wear!

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  15. I'd really like to get out of the house every once in a while...

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  16. Now I need one to be in the cool kids club. I know you can ook me up with a discount outlet, right?

    http://www.apackalipsnow.blogspot.com

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  17. Lindsay lohan, alcohol problem? I don't believe it. Next your gonna tall me that Andy Dick has a coke problem.

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  18. My 50 something neighbor is sporting one as we speak...I am sure it is a proud moment in that Grandmother's life! Well no it was probably a prouder day a few years back when she got one of her many DUI's while driving a bus full of kids. ;-)

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