New Ind. program would use cell phones to track, reform offenders

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The News-Sentinel on 12/12/14 by Kevin Leininger

Does the government use people’s cell phones to track their movements? ¬†For some people in Allen County, that soon could be true–and that’s a good thing, officials say.

The Allen County Commissioners today were expected to approve a pilot program under which the county’s Community Corrections department would monitor the whereabouts of about 70 released offenders using cell phones in addition to traditional ankle bracelets. The $600,000 program would be funded through state grants using equipment and assistance provided by Corrisoft, based in Lexington, Ky.