Nine inmates utilize ankle bracelets

CNJ staff

There are nine Curry County inmates being monitored on an ankle bracelet program designed to reduce jail overcrowding and cut the cost of housing inmates.

Only one inmate has violated the program in which inmates are released from the detention center and wear an ankle bracelet that tracks their movements 24 hours a day using Global Positioning System satellites, according to Chief Deputy Warden Audrey Barriga, who oversees the program.

Non-violent inmates who have shown they are dependable and punctual are eligible for the program at the discretion of judges.