Electronic GPS tethers may reduce jail populations but the other promises are a figment of everyone's imagination
Isn't the idea of this technology appealing? Instead of incarcerating people just make them wear a GPS bracelet and "monitor" them around the clock. In Wayne County, Michigan, they claim savings of over $20 million annually through this type of program. It's such a simple concept: Just let folks out of jail and put electronic tethers on them instead. You can tether and release rapists, armed robbers, even murderers. Watch the savings mount. It sounds like a good deal, huh? Except the whole hare-brained scheme tends to be a figment of everyone's imagination.
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