New bill could make cutting off an ankle monitor a felony
Last Updated: 98 days ago
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - New legislation introduced at the State Capitol would make cutting off ankle monitoring bracelets by convicted criminals a felony.
New data shows record increases in the number of convicted sex offenders, gang members and other parolees who illegally cut off their ankle-mounted monitoring bracelets.
Kern County law enforcement say the bill could have unintended consequences.
By making it a felony to cut off a monitor, the bill could lead to a new wave of prison overcrowding.
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