Saturday, May 26, 2018

ABC 20-20 examines crimes committed by people on ankle home monitoring


Friday, May 25, ABC 20-20 covered the problem of convicts, parolees, or arrested suspects on ankle monitoring committing crimes, on an episode titled “50 Murders Since 2012”, best link.
   
Some suspects figure out how to remove the devices.  Many companies do not respond immediately when there are violations, due to financial disincentives.

There was one particularly egregious case in upstate New York.


Monitoring is often used on celebrity defendants or convicts, like Martha Stewart, for part of her sentence in 2003, and now Harvey Weinstein.

Another report is here


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