Signed into law by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Sept. California is just the latest U. For government, GPS tracking is an effective way to monitor sexual offenders in the community, to catch them when they go near schools or other prohibited locations.
Search continues for sex offender who cut off GPS monitor
GPS Monitoring of Sex Offenders Upheld by Delaware Supreme Court
Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections released the information in response to an inquiry about year-old Brandon King, one of those 13, who authorities say intentionally removed his GPS monitor hours after being released from a Washington County prison. King was serving time for incest and forcing a child to watch sexual material. The Wisconsin Department of Corrections currently supervises convicted offenders that are tracked by a GPS monitoring system statewide. The 13 registered sex offenders who are supposed to be continuously monitored for life have either tampered with or removed their GPS devices and cannot be located as of Friday, a department spokesperson said. For information on registered sex offenders in Wisconsin, click here. Would you like to receive local news notifications on your desktop?
SJC Clarifies that GPS Monitoring is a Search Subject to Constitutional Protections
The justices gave a North Carolina sex offender another chance to prove in state court that being forced to wear a GPS monitoring bracelet for life could be unconstitutional. More than 40 states have passed laws in the last decade that call for some type of GPS monitoring of sex offenders, including eight states that monitor them for life. Some states have expanded their programs to include other crimes; California, for instance, monitors gang members along with more than 9, sex offenders.
According to a spokesperson at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, 13 convicted offenders, who are supposed to be continuously monitored by a tracking system for life, cannot be located as of Friday. Brandon King, a year-old resident of Washington County, is one of the missing offenders. Authorities said he was released from prison on Aug. Deputies said hours after his release, King removed his bracelet and was missing. Police found his bracelet in West Bend.