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More offenders tampering with GPS monitoring devices

from KCOY-TV

California law enforcement agencies are confronted with a growing new dimension in "alternative sentencing" solutions meant to ease state prison and county jail overcrowding. More offenders are choosing to remove or disable their GPS electronic monitoring ankle devices believing there is little risk of being sent back to jail or prison due to the overcrowding. The mostly hard plastic devices cost nearly $2,000 a piece and transmit a signal that allows authorities to track the movements of offenders wearing it. The devices are easy to cut off but an alarm is triggered when it happens or when offenders wander near areas where they are prohibited by law. more


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