EM and Pre-Trial Justice

Is Electronic Monitoring Overused?

Orlando attorney Blair Jackson has written an article in the Faulkner Law Review where he argues that electronic monitoring is overused as a condition of bail, that judges put people on monitors for “no reason whatsoever.”

This begs the question: when is electronic monitoring an alternative to incarceration and when is it an add on that actually costs taxpayers more money and restricts the freedom of people on monitors unnecessarily? Here is the link to an interview with Jackson.


About the author

James Kilgore

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.

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