Once a violent offender serves his time in prison, they’re done. They walk out with no supervision, no GPS and no way to have their whereabouts tracked. But that may change here in our state, thanks to a woman named Alicia Phillips.
The potential fatal flaw, as has been identified in many case studies in recent years is that as long as the people wearing these cuffs are not monitored in real time using the software provided with them, then they still have ultimate freedom.
These systems come with tools like geofencing where areas are drawn on a map and alarms go off when people wearing bracelets enter the vicinity of that geofence. These could include a radius of the offender’s approved home and place of work, or areas that the victim might frequent. It might include a radius of schools, or known gang locations.
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