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Virginia

Pretrial/Companies/New Technologies Shadowtrack is a cellphone app that has tracking capacities. In the wake of the pandemic many parole and probation deparments have implemented this technology both as a way of getting people out of jail and leaving behind the traditional ankle monitors. According to a report in The Guardian over 11,000 in Virginia were …

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Mississippi

Immigration In August 2019, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents raided a series of food processing plants in Mississippi, taking 680 undocumented workers into custody. The authorities found these individuals by tracking their locations via the GPS monitors ICE forces them to wear while they await decisions on their cases. These factories had been …

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Texas

Pretrial/Companies In Houston in 2019, local EM company Guarding Public Safety repossessed the ankle monitor of a person charged in a murder case, leaving him unmonitored for two weeks. The company took off the monitor because the man was unable to pay the monitor fees. He ended up back in jail for being “at large.” …

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Colorado

Companies/Immigration Boulder is the headquarters of BI Incorporated, the largest producer of electronic monitors in the U.S. Since 2004, BI has contracted with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to put GPS monitors on immigrants. From 2010-19, those contracts brought in $670 million for the company. BI is owned by The GEO Group, the world’s …

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