Demand for GPS ankle monitors has surged since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Courts have ordered an estimated 25-30% more prisoners to wear GPS monitors. Bail bondsmen are also part of the overall increase in demand. Defendants released on a bail bond are 28% less likely to fail to appear than defendants released on
Detention centers have hit the headlines this year frequently. In part due to the President’s controversial zero-tolerance policy towards immigration. While alternatives to detention (ATDs) have been in use since around 2002, they’ve increased in popularity and widespread use. This has been compounded by the recent scandals around the separation of immigrant parents from their children.
GPS monitoring devices are more commonly known as ankle bracelets, ankle monitors, or ankle tags. These are used to monitor people and their locations while they await trial, or if they are on house arrest. Ankle bracelets are also used to monitor people on parole or probation. Even though GPS monitoring devices have many criticisms
When you do the crime, you have to do the time, but does it always have to be a harsh, harsh lesson? Some crimes do not warrant exorbitant amounts of time in jail. Did you know the criminal justice system incarcerates over 2 million people or one in every 10? GPS ankle bracelets serve as the
Soon after Christian Tyler was arrested for beating his girlfriend, he was released on bail. His girlfriend was released from the hospital just hours earlier and she moved in with her mother in a state of fear. By the end of the night, unfortunately, she would be dead. While the above example is hypothetical, this could easily be a real-world case.