Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala plans to begin a pilot program in the Woodland Hills School District, requiring Megan’s Law offenders to wear GPS ankle bracelets.

Starting Nov. 17, 47 sex offenders now on parole will be fitted with the bracelets.

As a condition of parole, they will be instructed not to go near schools, day care centers and other areas that are designated as off limits.

The bracelets will monitor their activities and if they get caught near a school, it could be viewed as a parole violation and could result in a return trip to jail.

Zappala says the program is based on one in California which monitors the movements of sex offenders.

Eventually, he hopes to implement the program in other areas of Allegheny County.

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