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Digital Prisons: Challenging E-Carceration Kick Off

“All you did was switch from a prison setting to a house setting, which is now your new cell. You’re not really free when you got the monitoring system.” – Shaun Harris, spent 1 year on Electronic monitoring It has been widely reported that the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, Read more

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A List of Endorsers for #ChallengingEcarceration Guidelines

In March 2018, led by Soros Fellow James Kilgore and the Center for Media Justice, the #ChallengingEcarceration project released a set of guidelines to support advocates and policymakers protect the human rights of those who are monitored. Over 50 racial justice, criminal justice and civil rights organizations endorsed the guidelines. These guidelines were developed via Read more

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Guidelines for Respecting the Rights of Individuals on Electronic Monitors

In March 2018, led by Soros Fellow James Kilgore and the Center for Media Justice, the #ChallengingEcarceration project released a set of guidelines to support advocates and policymakers protect the human rights of those who are monitored. Over 50 racial justice, criminal justice and civil rights organizations endorsed the guidelines.These guidelines were developed via a Read more

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Electronic Monitoring and Parole

A case study on the Illinois Department of Correction on the use of electronic monitoring and parole. This case study is part of the #ChallengingEcarceration project which is led by James Kilgore at the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center and the Center for Media Justice.

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Electronic Monitoring and Pre-Trial Release

A case study on Cook County in Illinois on the use of electronic monitoring in pre-trial release programs. This case study is part of the #ChallengingEcarceration project which is led by James Kilgore at the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center and the Center for Media Justice.

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Electronic Monitoring and Juvenile Justice

A case study on California’s Juvenile Justice System on the use of electronic monitoring on youth. This case study is part of the #ChallengingEcarceration project which is led by James Kilgore at the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center and the Center for Media Justice.

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Fact Sheet: Electronic Monitoring is a Form of Incarceration

A visual fact sheet on the electronic monitoring industry, how it’s used and who is affected. This fact sheet is part of the #ChallengingEcarceration project which is led by James Kilgore at the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center and the Center for Media Justice.