EM and Parole Key Resources Why Electronic Monitoring?

ELECTRONIC MONITORING IS NOT THE ANSWER-REPORT BY JAMES KILGORE

Report CoverJames Kilgore’s 2015 report published through the Center for Media Justice provides a set of critical reflections on the use of electronic monitoring in the criminal legal system and beyond. The report argues:

  • That electronic monitoring should be legally classified as a form of incarceration
  • That electronic monitoring should not be added to regimes of parole, probation or pre-trial release but only instead of incarceration
  • That we need regulations concerning the location tracking data that is generated by people on a GPS monitor
  • That we need a much more nuanced understanding of electronic monitoring before it is more widely implemented in the criminal justice system

The full report is available at the website of the Center for Media Justice.

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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