June 7, 2006
New Laws Allow for Sex Offender GPS Tracking
According to USA Today, hundreds of convicted sex offenders will have to wear a two-piece electronic tracking device for the rest of their lives under a new Wisconsin law.
In May, Wisconsin joined a rapidly rising number of states using GPS to monitor convicted sex offenders. At least 23 states are doing so, according to a survey results from The Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole. Others have since begun or expanded GPS programs.
Congress may accelerate these states' efforts. The House and Senate have each passed sex offender bills this year that approve funding for GPS tracking and a currently drafting the final bill. More. . . [Mark Godsey]
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