Wisconsin court says GPS monitor not punishment

A Wisconsin court has ruled that lifetime GPS monitoring is not punishment.

Paul Strubas writes for the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Oh, I’m sure they suck. They might chafe. They could cause blisters. They will cramp your style, keep you out of swimming pools, cause a funny-looking bulge in your nylons, spoil your suntan, tether you to a power source for an hour a day.

They’ll subject you to derision — or worse. And they’re an enormous invasion of your privacy: Someone will always know where you are, and if you take off the monitor, they’ll come after you.

But a monitoring bracelet is not punishment. The state court of appeals says so.

 Read the full article here.

Published by nufearless

Nebraskans Unafraid is committed to making our communities safer by ensuring that lawmakers and policymakers do not support laws that cause homelessness, joblessness and damage to families.

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