Archive for July 24th, 2019

Collateral Consequences of Electronic Monitoring

posted by Judge_Burke @ 21:43 PM
July 24, 2019
The New York Times Magazine and ProPublica ran a feature story about the collateral consequences of electronic monitoring for low-income defendants. “Like the system of wealth-based detention they are meant to help reform, ankle monitors often place poor people in special jeopardy. Across the country, defendants who have not been convicted of a crime are put on “offender funded” payment plans for monitors that sometimes cost more than their bail.”