Updated: Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013, 3:03 AM CST
Published : Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013, 3:03 AM CST
MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — Pike County is testing a system that provides ankle bracelets to monitor juvenile offenders electronically.
The Enterprise-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/XB70j6 ) that supervisors this past week agreed to a one-month test of a program from ADAPTS Electronic Monitoring. The company charges between $5.85 and $9.50 per day per bracelet.
Company CEO Van Hopkins of Tupelo says ankle bracelets report "moment by moment" the location of the wearer and the condition of the unit itself. He says call centers are open 24/7 every day.
The county juvenile detention center closed Feb. 11. Since then, Price has sent juvenile offenders to an Adams County detention center, at a cost of $100 per day. Pike County has had three or four offenders per day in Adams County since the local center closed.
Information from: Enterprise-Journal, http://www.enterprise-journal.com