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On the Success of Community Monitoring...

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This article speaks for itself.  It begins:

A New York man who cut off his ankle monitor before killing a woman and raping her 10-year-old daughter was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in federal prison for possessing more than 11,000 images and 1,100 videos of child pornography.

U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian said 30-year-old David Renz will begin the 30-year sentence after completion of whatever sentence he receives for his guilty plea in state court for the murder and rape. U.S. District Judge Norman Mordue went beyond the 19 to 24 years recommended by federal sentencing guidelines.

Good grief.  The only encouraging part is the next paragraph:

Sentencing on the state charges is scheduled for May, but it has been postponed several times while the U.S. Department of Justice decides whether to charge Renz on a federal carjacking statute that could carry the death penalty if he is convicted.



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Home Detention, Electronic Monitoring and other "smart on crime" sentencing alternatives create no more than the illusion of public safety.

The article does not specify the lag time between the dismantling of the bracelet and the start of the criminal activity but the dirty little secret is that the response to a violation often allows sufficient time to jeopardize public safety.

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