GPS Eyed As Jail Alternative

Harrisonburg Forum Held To Discuss Options

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Posted: November 20, 2012

Earl Martin volunteered to wear a GPS tracking device and spoke on Monday about his experience at a forum on GPS monitoring for pretrial and posttrial nonviolent offenders as an alternative to incarceration. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Volunteer Earl Martin displays his GPS tracking device, which is seen as an alternative to incarceration.

HARRISONBURG — For the last week, Harrisonburg resident Earl Martin voluntarily traveled around town with a GPS device locked to his ankle.

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