Collateral Consequences of Electronic Monitoring

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.”

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