Georgia Sex Predator Ankle Monitor Removals Near 670 as Legislation Stalls

7 min read
1351 words
Beau Evans
Apr 22, 2022
Key Points
  • Nearly half of Georgia’s most dangerous sex predators have had their ankle monitors removed in recent years.
  • State lawmakers still have not passed a legal fix recommended by the Georgia Supreme Court in 2019.
  • The risks for sex predators to reoffend makes losing the ankle monitors a tough pill to swallow for many local sheriff’s offices and victim advocates.
The Gist Quietly over the last two-and-a-half years, Georgia has released hundreds of the state’s most dangerous sex predators from their ankle monitors despite court officials giving state lawmakers a roadmap in 2019 for how to fix the issue. So far, nothing’s changed. What’s Happening Nearly 670 of Georgia’s riskiest sex predators have had their ...

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