Key Highlight: Michigan upgrades EM to 4G

Case Studies


  • Henry Fante:Henry Fante discusses in four videos how he spent four years on a monitor after more than three decades in prison.
  • Shawn Harris:Shawn Harris talks in two videos about how EM made his house into a cell.
  • Keith Shultz:Keith Shultz shares the story of how his house burned down when he was on EM. He ended up in jail.
  • Monica Jahner: Monica Jahner, who spent over two decades in prison, talks about the challenges EM presents to her as she now runs a reentry program.


Michigan has lifetime GPS for certain categories of sexually based offenses with no review process to get off monitoring. Those on lifetime GPS must pay a monthly fee. Failure to pay that fee is a felony punishable by up to two years in prison and a fine of up to $2,000.

Post-Prison/New Technologies

In 2020 the Michigan Department of Corrections upgraded their nearly 4,000 monitors from 3G to 4G at a cost of $4.6 million to taxpayers.

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