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California Tracks Parolees With GPS, Then Ignores Alerts

June 17th, 2010 06:27 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

An anonymous reader writes “Several years ago, California decided to require high-risk parolees, such as gang members and sex offenders, to wear GPS monitoring devices. The idea was to relay location information to law enforcement to ensure that the convicts stay where they’re supposed to. Unfortunately, the state often misses acting on those alerts, making the devices both a lesson in the pitfalls of technology management and a massive exercise in largely useless spending.”

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