#NoMoreShackles: Why Electronic Monitoring Devices Are Another Form of Prison [OP-ED]
December 5, 2018

“We’re in a political moment when the demand to decarcerate is ushering in a wave of criminal justice reform. But if we ignore how electronic monitors create digital prisons, we run the risk of replicating the same forms of punishment.”

“Electronic monitoring is regularly presented as an alternative to incarceration for parole release. In reality, electronic monitoring mirrors the punitive conditions experienced inside a prison or jail cell while shifting the site of imprisonment to our homes—especially impacting Black and Latinx households.”

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