Washington Officials Track Sex Offenders With GPS

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http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2001608250_gps25m.html Washington State officials are using global-positioning satellites to keep track of convicted sex offenders, a pilot program the Legislature may decide to expand next year, the Associated Press reports. By attaching a radio device to an offender's ankle, authorities can track the person's movements to within 50 feet, knowing if he has strayed into a prohibited area, such as a schoolyard. By the end of this month, two state agencies will have attached GPS tracking devices to . . .

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