On January 9th, 2006, the St. Marys County Sheriffs Office began the usage of global positioning systems (GPS) to monitor inmates on the Home Detention Program through a contractual agreement with iSECUREtrac, Corporation ( http://www.isecuretrac.com ). iSECUREtrac provides GPS electronic monitoring solutions used to track offenders 24/7, anywhere in the world. If an offender goes somewhere that is off-limits or is not in a location at an appointed time, the system will automatically notify the Sheriffs Office.
Photo: A St. Mary's Correction Officer demontrates how the ankle bracelet is attached to an inmate's ankle. Related equipment can be seen on the countertop.