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February 26, 2021
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Sattellite Technology Offers Protection
(2008-07-29)
(wgvu) - Michigan is joining a growing number of states with laws allowing Global Positioning System (GPS) monitoring of domestic abusers and stalkers.

GPS devices have been used for years to monitor sex offenders. Now, technological advances have now made it possible for the systems to issue warnings by cell phone if the offender gets too
close to a specific victim.

Protection orders traditionally have sought to protect victims in their homes, at work or their children's school.

But GPS technology allows "zones" of protection to move with the victims if they wear a device.

In response to Michigan's new laws, parole officers recently fitted GPS devices on 39 parolees who served prison time for aggravated stalking.
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