Company Disabled Ankle Monitoring Devices for Accused Criminals Over Unpaid Balances

Ankle monitors used to track accused criminals — including a murder suspect — awaiting trial or sentencing in Davidson County were recently shut off because of billing issues, WZTV Nashville reports. The company that provided the electronic surveillance equipment, Tennessee Recovery and Monitoring, said it decided to disable the devices because of outstanding balances owed. Current laws require that the accused foot the bill for this incarceration alternative, a cost that was previously covered by the county’s Indigency Fund. A representative of the company was ordered to meet with Davidson County Criminal Court judges yesterday to explain the actions.

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