Faced with over crowded jails, many units of government in California have turned to using GPS tracking devices to facilitate the early release of violent criminals. Now, a new study of these types of programs by the LA Times has raised serious doubt about the practice. The crux of the matter is that parolees are using various techniques to cripple the units and the legal implications are minimal. More below:
(LA Times, February 23, 2013
Comment: Here's a clear example of the importance of understanding what the Geospatial Revolution is capable of delivering. GPS tracking devices are appropriate for use with individuals who have been released on schedule, but are not appropriate for use as an electronic jail.
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