Report by James Kilgore that argues that monitors are not an alternative to incarceration but an alternative FORM of incarceration. Includes a list of recommended policy changes.
Alternet posting by James Kilgore which highlights the electronic monitoring experience of people on parole, those awaiting trial, immigrants, and juveniles.
This document, developed by the Council of Europe’s Probation’s Electronic Monitoring working group and adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in 2014, represents the most comprehensive, human rights-based set of recommendations for the use of EM to date.
This posting from the Village Voice examines the superexploitation of immigrants placed in detention centers while they await judgment, only to be bailed out by Libre, a company that recoups their bail money by placing them on an electronic monitor which comes with hefty daily user fees. Failure to keep up with the daily fees can land the individual back inside. This is a classic case of profiteering via EM.
Center for Media Justice Director Malkia Cyril outlines how surveillance has been and remains a key component of the oppression of Black people in the United States.
This piece explores the use of electronic monitoring on juveniles and draws heavily on the research of Kate Weisburd of the East Bay Community Law Clinic in Berkeley, California. It explores the ways in which EM is not compatible with the developmental processes of juveniles and sets up unrealistic expectations which often end up with incarceration.
This includes the first ever survey of the number of devices in use. It is part of a longer term research project on electronic monitoring.
Published by the East Bay Community Law Center and the Samuelson Clinic of the UC Berkeley Law School, this is the result of research in all 58 counties of California. It highlights the ways in which electronic monitoring regimes are often especially punitive and unnecessary for juveniles.
This slideshow by Rebecca Brown of Reentry Solutions offers a comprehensive critique of EM as an alternative to incarceration.