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Electronic monitoring bracelets may be answer to inmate costs

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

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Douglas A. White of Securicor in Bonne Terre discusses features of his company's electronic monitoring bracelet during the Scott County Commission meeting Tuesday.
(Scott Welton, Staff)
BENTON -- Scott County commissioners are convinced electronic monitoring bracelets are the county's answer to the cost burden of boarding jail inmates.

Commissioners were presented with information on electronic monitoring bracelets offered by Securicor by Douglas A. White during Tuesday's County Commission meeting.

White said Securicor now has offices in Bonne Terre. "We are now active in this area," he advised.

Electronic bracelets can help the county relieve jail overcrowding by placing offenders on house arrest, White said. While he has seen other similar devices, "from everything I've seen, this one has the most quality," he said.

While the county already has access to one type of electronic bracelet, "we want the cheapest and best for our situation," said Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger. "We're looking at all features and specs from all companies."

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