An electronic ankle monitor is modeled recently by a member of law enforcement staff at the Kandiyohi County Jail in Willmar. The device sends information about the wearer to a remote monitoring center. Kandiyohi County Family Services has used the monitors in a handful of juvenile cases recently as an alternative to placement outside the home. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Electronic monitoring can offer less restrictive, cheaper alternative to juvenile placement
WILLMAR — An ankle bracelet that detects where a person is at a given time and alerts authorities when the person isn’t home when he should be is proving to be a cost-effective alternative for some juveniles who otherwise may be placed outside the home.
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