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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Monday, September 27, 2010

"Should sex offenders get GPS before leaving prison?"

From today's San Diego Union-Tribune, questioning the California regime under which prisoners have one business day after release to report to their parole officer to get their GPS device:

At least twice in the past month, sex offenders prompted multi-agency manhunts in the North County when they refused to be monitored by GPS — a responsibility that falls on the offenders when they get out of prison.

One man, who is accused of committing a sex crime the day after being paroled, was caught days later, while the second surrendered to authorities three weeks after going offline.

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