Local Sex Offenders To Get Ankle Bracelets

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.


One Comment

  1. redrock100 says:

    I can’t wait to get mine. I should have had one slapped on me years ago.

    1. Che Joubert says:

      If you’re worried about where you are can’t you look in the mirror and see if you’re there?

  2. malibu 1369 says:

    Taking the worst, most ineffective program that California uses as an example of good lawmaking is moronic. The GPS program never has protected children from their parents, siblings, relatives and friends who commit the sexual abuse that these devices are made for. Get real. You will soon face the same problem California faces. Hundreds of homeless, out of work, bored ex-felons that will never commit another sex crime but will now steal, shoplift and technically violate parole and you will outspend your jail budget trying to find out what went wrong. As I said, moronic.

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