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Chain Gang 2.0-Fees for Electronic Monitoring

In this piece Erik Markowitz outlines how in some jurisdictions individuals who cannot pay daily fees and setup fees for electronic monitors are put back in jail. In one South Carolina case, public defender Jack Duncan said, “Electronic monitoring people are like bounty hunters.”

http://www.ibtimes.com/chain-gang-20-if-you-cant-afford-gps-ankle-bracelet-you-get-thrown-jail-2065283

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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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