Should Nebraska step up its use of electronic ankle bracelets?
Two prospective bills in the Legislature would expand the use of electronic ankle bracelets to monitor Nebraska convicts and parolees. The bills aim to alleviate prison overcrowding and discourage recidivism.
Posted: Monday, January 6, 2014 12:00 am
Ankle monitors, the telltale sign of a person who's been on the wrong side of the law, just might get a lot more visible as Nebraska looks for ways to turn out more prisoners out onto the street.
But while law enforcement officials and lawmakers hope the technology can keep better track of more convicts, Nebraska has a lot of wrinkles to iron out before expanding its use.
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Monday, January 6, 2014 12:00 am.