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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.

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4 Updates on Electronic Monitoring

Electronic monitors, such as GPS ankle shackles, are sold to the public as a way to reduce prison populations and end mass incarceration. In reality, these monitors are a form of E-Carceration: the use of technology to deprive people of their liberty. Electronic monitors (EM) don’t reduce incarceration, they simply move the location of incarceration Read more

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Get the Shackles Off Our Children!

Yesterday, California governor Jerry Brown brought some relief to those caught up in the juvenile legal system and their families by signing a number of bills into law. One of these, SB 190,  will bring an end to charges for electronic monitoring (EM). Electronic monitoring of juveniles has expanded in recent years, especially in low Read more

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Two MAG-Net Members Awarded 2017 Soros Justice Fellowships

Center for Media Justice and the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) are proud to announce that not one, but two MAG-Net members are being awarded prestigious 2017 Soros Justice Fellowships! Soros Justice Fellowships fund outstanding individuals to undertake projects that advance reform, spur debate, and catalyze change on a range of issues facing the U.S. Read more