State Employs GPS to Track Sex Offenders

Massachusetts authorities are using GPS technology to track some of the state's sex offenders.

Massachusetts authorities last week began using GPS technology to track some of the states sex offenders.

According to published reports, the Department of Probation plans to equip 60 offenders per month with a GPS device, which will send constant location information to a monitoring call center. So far, the system applies only to Level 3 offenders who have been released on probation or parole. There are about 200 of these devices statewide.

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