State of Illinois Issues First Report on Electronic Monitoring
May 8, 2019

For more than two decades, the Illinois Department of Corrections has been using electronic monitoring on people who have finished their state prison sentences. Throughout that time they have remained totally unaccountable for the impact of this technology. They have not conducted research, issued reports, completed evaluations of this program-until late April of this year. That is when the state Sentencing Policy Advisory Council issued a report which admitted that monitors had “minimal” impact on recidivism and might even increase the likelihood of reincarceration if used on people regarded as “low risk.”

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