Texas Department of Criminal Justice

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Some ankle bracelet alarms go unchecked

Three decades after they were introduced as a crime-fighting tool, electronic ankle bracelets used to track an offender’s whereabouts have proliferated so much that officials are struggling to handle an avalanche of monitoring alerts that […]


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Texas prisons install cellphone-blocking equipment

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — The nation’s largest state prison system is turning to electronic weaponry to combat the persistent headache of illegal cellphones smuggled to inmates.



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