Popular Mechanics, not a publication known for insight into the criminal justice system, is running an article about proposals for virtual incarceration. In this model people would live as they put it a “gamified” world where their movements, progress, blood alcohol, etc. would all be tracked in a cloud somewhere. Perhaps people with sex offense convictions and exclusion zones are the trial horses for this process now (read Russell Banks’ intriguing novel Lost Memory of Skin to get the idea). To read the Popular Mechanics piece click here.
About the author
James Kilgore is an activist , writer and educator based in Urbana, Illinois. He is a Soros Justice Fellow for 2017-18. His project, Challenging E-Carceration, focuses on electronic monitoring in the criminal legal system.