#NoDigitalPrisons: Challenging E-Carceration
The prison rate is dropping but the use of electronic monitoring is growing. Electronic Monitoring threatens to become a form of technological mass incarceration, shifting the site and costs of imprisonment from state facilities to vulnerable communities and households.Electronic Monitoring Guidelines Learn More
The #ChallengingEcarceration project, part of the #NoDigitalPrisons campaign at MediaJustice, was launched in 2018 to contest the use of electronic monitoring in the criminal justice and immigration system. Use of electronic monitoring has doubled in the past decade, and the net is widening. Immigrants, young people, and adults on parole are now commonly placed under electronic supervision. While decarceration is a priority, punitive alternatives like electronic monitoring are false solutions that must be challenged.
In March 2018, led by MediaJustice Fellow James Kilgore, the #ChallengingEcarceration project released a set of guidelines to support advocates and policymakers to protect the human rights of those who are monitored. Over 50 racial justice, criminal justice and civil rights organizations endorsed the guidelines.