GPS Could Reduce Overcrowding in Winnebago County Jail

GPS Inmates

For the first time in its history, the inmate count at the Winnebago County Jail in Illinois reached 1,000, up 17% from just a year ago. Now, county officials are investigating the possible implementation of a GPS tracking system to monitor low-level and nonviolent offenders as well as those out on bail in an effort to cut cost and reduce overcrowding. The Winnebago County Board Public Safety committee supports the idea of using GPS technology, but wants to explore other means of reducing the prison population before putting out the money needed to start a GPS-enabled monitoring system. Just thisRead More