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Upshur County to lease GPS units

Home confinement program to utilize equipment

February 28, 2014

BUCKHANNON — Upshur County’s home confinement program will soon be using complete GPS units to monitor its clients.....

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Feb-28-14 7:18 AM

Rolensen says: "For instance, if you have a client who's been involved in a real bad domestic, rather than placing him over in jail, they can actually be released on GPS home confinement," he noted, explaining that residences, schools and places of employment can be programmed into GPS units as exclusionary zones. Rolenson is then alerted if, for example, a person who is forbidden from entering his or her spouse's work place travels within its vicinity.

OKAY; you going to actually be able to arrive at spouse's home/work etc BEFORE the 'bad domestic' person arrives & kills his spouse??? THESE types should be LOCKED UP!!!

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Feb-28-14 6:38 AM

I was under the impression they already had tracking devices for these people. I have a novel idea. Tie a high explosive to a neck collar, tie that to a device that sets off the collar when they get out of range. If you decide to run, off goes your head. It solves two problems. One, you no longer have to bother watching that person, and it eliminates the cost of having them monitored. You have no repeat offenders when they travel outside their boundaries, but there is that little thing of replacing the collar. Oh well, most of us won't gripe about replacing them. Heck, I'll buy them a couple out of my own pocket just to get them going. Want to bet crime drops considerably if they take my advice?

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