Brazilian bracelets have two SIM cards, which helps overcome notoriously faulty cellphone connections.
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SAO PAULO: Brazil's mega corruption scandal that has ensnared much of its political and economic elite has one sector of its struggling economy booming: the sale of electronic monitoring bracelets.That has made the use of bracelets much more common, not only by requiring them for high-profile convicts but by raising awareness about them with judges who are increasingly using them in other cases to ease dangerous overcrowding in Brazil's prisons.Over the last three years, federal judge Sergio Moro, the lead magistrate in the corruption probe, has sent nearly 30 top politicians and business leaders to house arrest, often after reaching plea bargains that helped dismantle the scheme.When the probe began, fewer than 10,000 inmates were under house surveillance in a handful of the country's most affluent states, according to the companies that provide the bracelets.The bracelets themselves cost between $30 and $120, and weigh less than a 1 pound (around 450 grams).Others question the effectiveness of the bracelets.
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