Georgia Supreme Court eliminates ankle monitors for some sexual predators

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Friday, March 8, 2019

(CNN) -- Georgia sheriff's offices are changing the way they monitor sexual predators. A state Supreme Court ruling now makes it "unconstitutional" to electronically monitor them.

Sheriff's offices in the past have used ankle bracelets of other electronics to monitor predators' whereabouts. Those monitors will be taken off people who have finished their parole or probation.

Deputies say they will still make a point to monitor the predators who are and are not wearing the devices.

"They served their time, they've done everything they're supposed to do, they've just been labeled by the GBI as a sexually dangerous predator," said Houston County Sheriff's Department Lieutenant Kent Bankston, in central Georgia.

Deputies will check on the addresses these offenders live and work at regularly.