D.C. turns to GPS to monitor young criminals

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By: Freeman Klopott
Examiner Staff Writer
September 24, 2010

The District’s juvenile justice agency is piloting a program that puts global positioning system devices on the ankles of the young criminals it releases into the community.

The program was started under Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services interim Director Robert Hildum, and seeks to keep better track of the agency’s wards. This pressure has been on DYRS this year after nearly a dozen of its wards have been charged with murder and more than six have been slain. Hildum was appointed to the job in July by Mayor Adrian Fenty.

“Electronic monitoring is a ‘tool’ in the ‘toolbox’ for case managers,” DYRS spokesman Reggie Sanders wrote in an e-mail. “It is not a panacea, but can be helpful to improve the oversight of young people in the community.”



Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/local/D_C_-turns-to-GPS-to-monitor-young-criminals-986229-103746669.html#ixzz10kWkF3hT

Jason Rink is the Editor-in-Chief of The Liberty Voice. Executive Director of the Foundation for a Free Society. He is the producer and director of Nullification: The Rightful Remedy, and the author of “Ron Paul: Father of the Tea Party” the biography of Congressman Ron Paul. See more of his work at his writing at JasonRink.com and his film production work at FoundationMedia.org.

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