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Security anklet

A security anklet

Penal colony security anklet

A security anklet in 2371

A security anklet was a device in use by Starfleet and Federation penal colonies to monitor the movement of the bearer of the device. The device is ring-shaped and is locked around the bearer's ankle. Wearing the device was said to be uncomfortable.

On Earth, a person wearing a security anklet cannot leave the planet or tamper with the monitor without being prosecuted and charged. Tom Paris and the other arrested individuals had to wear one while at the New Zealand Penal Settlement in 2371. (VOY: "Caretaker")

In an alternate timeline, Harry Kim was accused of conspiring with the Maquis after accessing classified files on the USS Voyager and meeting with Tom Paris in an attempt to determine how to return to his timeline. He was subsequently given a security anklet by order of Admiral Strickler. (VOY: "Non Sequitur")

For "Caretaker", the anklet was designed by Jim Magdaleno. (The Official Star Trek: Voyager Magazine issue 1, p. 69) It was listed as "electronic anklet" on the call sheet of the day of filming. The prop was later sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay. [1]
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