Suddenly today in a number of newspapers across the country we have state by state accounts of electronic monitoring. All the articles are in the same rough format, even with similar titles: “A look at How NC Uses Electronic Monitoring” (Sacramento Bee) -cut and paste Washington and South Carolina and you have the title from and the Bradenton Herald and the Miami Herald. So the media departments in BI and other monitoring firms are busy trying to counter the critical article from the Associated Press yesterday. (see previous post on this blog). Amazing how the press so easily becomes a mouthpiece for corporate media releases.
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.