POSTED: August 14, 2013 12:09 a.m.
Electronic monitoring alerts run ankle deep for police
"All alerts investigated as protocol in state of Ga.
Offenders on electronic monitoring in Ga. in the month of January
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles
Some officials around the country say they’re struggling to handle an avalanche of monitoring alerts from electronic ankle bracelets.
Though the bracelets have been used to track offenders’ whereabouts for more than three decades, the monitoring alerts they’re struggling to track are often nothing more sinister than a dead battery, lost satellite contact or someone arriving home late from work.
The Associated Press asked hundreds of correctional agencies about their monitoring policies, and found how they handle alerts varies."