EM and Juvenile Justice EM and the Surveillance State

Smartphones for Juveniles on EM: Support or Surveillance?

This piece describes a “new” program in Florida where they issue smartphones to juveniles as a way of tracking them 24/7. What is interesting is how they frame this as a tool of support, a way to help them with their homework, to set medical appointments, etc. In other words, using technology to hand over managing of your daily life to probation. les probation officers to track all phone activity of their charges.


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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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