To Save Money, County Studies Electronic Monitoring for Offenders

Sullivan County officials are looking for alternative sentencing options for non-violent offenders. Last week they learned how an electronic monitoring system could be used to track inmates ordered to serve sentences at home rather than in the county jail. Sheriff Wayne Anderson said having some inmates serve time at home would reduce how much money the county spends on daily operations, such as food and medical and dental services for inmates. The Times News reported.