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Digital Jail: How Electronic Monitoring Drives Defendants Into Debt — ProPublica
"Even though Wurst had argued against it, the judge, Nicole Colbert-Botchway, had ordered him to wear an ankle monitor that would track his location at every moment using GPS. For as long as he would wear it, he would be required to pay $10 a day to a private company, Eastern Missouri Alternative Sentencing Services, or EMASS. Just to get the monitor attached, he would have to report to EMASS and pay $300 up front — enough to cover the first 25 days, plus a $50 installation fee."

"Last December, the First Step Act, which includes provisions for home detention, was signed into law by President Donald Trump with support from the private prison giants GEO Group and CoreCivic. These corporations dominate the so-called community-corrections market — services such as day-reporting and electronic monitoring — that represents one of the fastest-growing revenue sectors of their industry."
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10 days ago by conner
The Bitter History of Law and Order in America
It has stifled suffrage, blamed immigrants for chaos, and suppressed civil rights. It’s also how Donald Trump views the entire world.
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15 days ago by Weaverbird
Student Safety and School Safety | G Suite | Office 365 | LMS | Gaggle
tech company that spies on children using suicide prevention as the sales pitch
privacy  education  childhood  surveillance  oppression  dystopia  startup 
6 weeks ago by ignatz

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