Sep 5, 2009

Proving a Point

Here's an interesting story from the Criminal Justice blog at on one of Philadelphia's candidates for District Attorney. Michael Untermeyer, who most recently was in private practice in the city, has donned an electronic monitoring device to make a point about mass incarceration.

You can track his movements (including the time of his most recent cell phone call) here.

His argument is that non-violent offenders could be more cheaply supervised using such tracking devices, instead of being incarcerated. does a good job of evaluating this tactic and adding some other perspectives.