Electronic monitoring useful for Eastern Iowa courts, but “not a magic bullet”

Offenders on electronic monitoring is increasingly common, with their number growing from 146 in fiscal year 2004 to 820 in fiscal year 2012, as shown by the Iowa Department of Corrections. But there are drawbacks to the system, including factors that can lead to false positives that incorrectly indicate an offender might be violating conditions of release.

Source: The Gazette

Posted on: March 24, 2014