People who are currently on trial for domestic violence in Tennessee may soon be forced to wear GPS tracking devices. The state of Tennessee is hoping to protect children and spouses who are in harm’s way. Often, those who have not yet stood trial for domestic violence track down former victims, and sometimes this leads to death.
The state of Tennessee has not yet past the newly proposed law. But many citizens are behind tracking domestic violence offenders. The GPS tracking devices that the state is consider would send signals to victims when an attacker is nearby. This would provide victims with enough time to leave an area or call police for help.
Not only will domestic violence offenders be forced to wear GPS tracking devices, but these individuals will also have to pay for the GPS equipment. The cost of the proposed devices has not yet been revealed. If this new Tennessee law passes, domestic violence offenders throughout the state will have a few less dollars each month.
Article Written by Harriette Halepis