Monitoring System Gives Inmates An Out
Justin Jones, a Corrections Deputy Director, said roughly 400 current inmates are eligible for a new program proposed by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. The program allows those inmates deemed “the best of the best” to serve their remaining prison sentence outside the confines of the prison.
Convicts participating in the program will wear tracking anklets that transmit their location to monitoring officials via the Global Position System. Corrections officers can program each anklet to send alerts to monitoring officers when the inmate is at a restricted location.
Judges and Oklahoma’s Pardon and Parole Board is already using the technology for some parolees and probationers, but the full program was launched by July 1.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center(NLECTC) from the Daily Oklahoman (06/09/04) P. 4A; Money, Jack .