Electronic monitoring study: get help from police

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER, Colo. (AP) A study of Colorado's use of electronic ankle bracelets to monitor inmates on parole suggests the state look into expanding cooperation with local law enforcement.

The study by the National Institute of Corrections, released Friday, was ordered following the killing of corrections chief Tom Clements. A parolee who cut off his ankle bracelet, Evan Ebel, is suspected in the slaying.

The institute also took a look at the state's overall management of its prisoners. It says the state should move inmates less frequently,

The ankle bracelet study also recommends clarifying why the bracelets are used, coming up with better training and procedures along with guidance for responding to alerts.

Corrections officials say the recommendations will be implemented immediately.

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