Sex offender tracked by GPS in pilot program … pilot, this should be made permanent every where.
More than 1100 registered sex offenders in Allegheny County, PA and 43 of them are now wearing GPS monitoring devices as part of a pilot program to monitor them as a condition of their parole. 43!!! So there are over 1050 sex offenders walking around without any monitoring? Now there’s some public safety. With the obvious rate of recidivism of sex offenders this is an obvious condition of any parole for these dirt bags.
Can they wearing the GPS around their neck instead?
More than 1,100 registered sex offenders live and work in Allegheny County and 43 of them are now wearing monitoring devices as a condition of their parole.
District Attorney Stephen Zappala blames the nature of the crime for the need to better track these offenders.
“Because the psychology of the crime of the criminal actually is, they will re-offend and so we’re looking at persons who are recidivists,”Zappala said.
The offenders are monitored by places like Guardian Protection Service. The system uses GPS technology.
As long as the offenders stay in the inclusion area, they’re OK, but if they travel into an exclusion area, police are notified immediately.
“Exclusion zones for example [are] schools, daycares, playgrounds, facilities where children congregate for those sex offenders,” John Hudson, a security consultant, said. “We’ve identified in their red zones. If an offender with a device goes into one of the red zones, an exclusion zone, we’ll be notified immediately.”