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Tests found major flaws in parolee GPS monitoring devices

A little more than a year ago, California quietly began conducting tests on the GPS monitoring devices that track the movements of thousands of sex offenders. The results were alarming.

Corrections officials found the devices used in half the state were so inaccurate and unreliable that the public was “in imminent danger.” Full Article  

Also on Huffington Post

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Wow.. such shocking material…. not….. I knew that when I had pay for one… glad my parole officer was on it too…

The only thing these over-priced gadgets are good for is keeping good parolees honest. Unfortunately the truth is; no matter how foolproof they make them, some crafty fool will find a way to outsmart them. It’s kind of like a door lock in my opinion. It keeps the honest people honest. If someone is determined to commit a crime, I’m pretty certain they’ll just cut off their bracelet and disappear into the crowd. Though there are some low-brow’s who haven’t figured this out yet; I give most criminals a little credit on this one. The taxpayers are truly being duped… Read more »

Let’s see. $51million spent over a few short years… wonder how many parole officers they cut to implement this program?

Good move.

Oh that’s right… they didn’t cut the parole officer positions. They took away their cellphones and forced employees to use personal phones and personal vehicles to do their jobs. Meanwhile, they are covering this whole problem up… (or trying). Also, it might be wise to start looking into a class action suit because what the parolees don’t realize or maybe some due is that they have a cellphone strapped to their leg, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week… sending bursts of radio energy through their leg. All without the federally mandated warning about possible radiation exposure over time.… Read more »

Moving the post that I first posted under General Comments to this thread, which was started subsequently: Story in tomorrow’s LA Times (Easter Sunday) about how the GPS devices some SORs have to wear are faulty, not tracking them a lot of the time, not sending the reports back as called for, often having the SORs location wrong by as much as 3 miles! People have been getting convicted for being someplace — and might have actually have been three miles from there! And the state covered it up, kept it quiet — even saying if they revealed it, people… Read more »

Wait a min doesn’t California have a Environment Hazards disclaimer people are suppose to sign ? I’m wondering if I can sue the GPS company for being an danger to my health bec they didn’t warn me that it could be danger to my health ? to your reply Also, it might be wise to start looking into a class action suit because what the parolees don’t realize or maybe some due is that they have a cellphone strapped to their leg, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week… sending bursts of radio energy through their leg. All without… Read more »

Well, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to get a free consultation from a lawyer about it!

One time I had the GPS say I was in Oxnard when I was here in Long Beach.. My PO was infront of me doing a check up when he called to ask for my current location, it was during a rainstorm… but normally the thing is off by a few streets.. Most of the time it said I was in the LA River…

For those of us who have had these devices strapped to us for years, this is not new information. I was frequently told by my parole agent that the satellite lost the signal from the device on me, sometimes for as much as 12 hours. And the idea of the signal being off by as much as three miles, I heard from another parolee that his was sometimes off by over 50 miles. And another said his agent called him saying he his was giving two signals, one of him at the parole office, and another walking down the street.… Read more »

Those who fear on command should avoid watching TV, the newspapers and radio, the internet. Once they spend their days in the real world, they will too come to the realization they’ve been told lies for many years.

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