The Prison Journal

Torres, Sam
June 2005
Federal Probation;Jun2005, Vol. 69 Issue 1, p47
The article examines the results of the study "The Electronic Monitoring of Offenders Released from Jail or Prison: Safety, Control and Comparisons to the Incarceration Experience," by Brian K. Payne and Randy R. Gainey, published in the December 2004 issue of "The Prison Journal." Electronic monitoring (EM) is imposed as a special condition of probation upon release from custody. The study suggests that EM offenders should be clearly informed about what to expect beforehand in order to minimize potential problems. It also attempts to demonstrate that offenders can serve as a source of information about the usefulness of the sanction.


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