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Fox 59 on 5/18/2021 by Courtney Crown
INDIANAPOLIS — Some Marion County judges feel pressured to sentence people to electronic monitoring rather than jail or prison. They add this ideally gives a person a chance to work instead of sitting in a cell.
However, unless a judge rules someone indigent, they must pay money every day to wear the monitors. For some convicted offenders, that means $14 per day.
Marion County Community Corrections Executive Director Scott Hohl said we had more than 4,000 people wearing electronic monitors, both pre-trial and post-conviction, in 2020 pre-COVID.