A recent report by the New Jersey State Parole Board on Global Positioning System (GPS) monitoring of sex offenders chronicles their initial experience with this technology. A pilot program to track sex offenders deemed most likely to re-offend, and who were not incarcerated or under civil commitment was initiated in October 2005. The monitored offenders were required to wear a transmitter on their ankle and carry a small cell-phone sized device anytime they left their residence. Of the 225 sex offenders monitored since 2005, only one individual in the program was implicated in a new sexual offense, and thanks to the monitoring device was apprehended at the scene. Twenty-four left the state.
Fri, Dec 7 2007 10:00 AM