GPS ankle monitors

4:21pm

Mon July 7, 2014
Cops & Courts

Double Charged: Teens on House Arrest With GPS

Manny Velazquez, 16, says he's ashamed of his GPS ankle monitor.
Brett Myers/Youth Radio

Seventeen-year-old Elisa Morris-Jackson is sitting on the couch in sweatpants and a hoodie. It’s seven p.m. and she’s watching the TV show “Dancing With The Stars.” Seven p.m. each evening is also the time when about 130 other juvenile offenders in Alameda County, California are required to plug in and sit down for their mandatory two-hour battery charge.

“I’m going to be so excited to get this thing off of me,” she said.

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