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Electronic monitoring program gets a try

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) -- A new program in southern Vermont will supply electronic monitoring bracelets for people accused of lower-level crimes, instead of keeping them in jail.

Lawmakers have approved a $300,000 pilot program to pay for the bracelets in Windham County.

Vermont Public Radio reports (http://bit.ly/1pF6oeI) housing an offender in an in-state prison bed costs taxpayers about $180 a day per person.

Windham County Sheriff Keith Clark says electronic monitoring costs about $30 a day per person.

An analysis conducted by the Legislature's Joint Fiscal Office predicts a 17-percent reduction in returns to jail for pre-trial detainees that use electronic monitoring.


Information from: WVPS-FM, http://www.vpr.net

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