MO Tracks Criminals with GPS

1 decade 3 years 4 months ago Friday, April 07 2006 Apr 7, 2006 Friday, April 07, 2006 4:36:54 PM CDT April 07, 2006 in News
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AP-MO--TrackingOffenders 04-07 0127 AP-MO--Tracking Offenders,0105 Missouri starts using GPS to track offenders JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri has begun tracking some criminals with Global Positioning System devices. Thirteen offenders already have been outfitted with the G-P-S devices under a pilot program that began last week. The Department of Corrections says it eventually plans to put the high-tech monitoring equipment on 60 offenders on probation or parole. States have long used electronic monitoring methods for some offenders. But G-P-S provides the ability to instantly know the specific location of an offender. It's based on the same technology used by the military to locate targets, or by some motorists to find their destinations. (Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) AP-NY-04-07-06 1648EDT

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