EM and the Surveillance State

Supreme Court Update: Are Electronic Monitoring Companies Acting Like Police?

A case now before the Supreme Court will consider whether a private company in Richland VA has overstepped its authority by threatening people who are on an ankle shackle while awaiting trial with arrest. The company, Offender Management Services, is also apparently charging people $259 a month to be shackled. We look forward to how this case turns out. Read more

http://www.fitsnews.com/2016/04/18/sc-ankle-monitoring-program-raises-constitutional-concerns/ MTM1MTM3NDc2NzI0NDUzMzQ2

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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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