McLennan County (TX) Wants Change to State Law re: Electronic Monitoring of Low-Risk OffendersSomervell County Salon-Glen Rose, Rainbow, Nemo, Glass....Texas


McLennan County (TX) Wants Change to State Law re: Electronic Monitoring of Low-Risk Offenders

15 February 2009 at 12:06:39 PM

As I understand this article in the Waco Tribune, right now the state has a law that says if you want to allow people to serve time outside a jail and have them electronically monitored, the monitoring must be administered by a community supervision and corrections department. What the McLennan County sheriff's department wants to do is be in charge of that program;since that would require a change to the law, they're meeting with SD-22 Kip Averitt next week. And, instead of paying $40 per day per inmate, the charge would be on the person wearing the electronic monitoring apparatus.

Offenders who qualify for electronic monitoring would include low-risk, work-release or weekend inmates. Commissioner Ray Meadows said having an ankle bracelet program gives judges more sentencing options and would open up space in the county jail used by day work-release inmates.

The proposed legislation mandates that participants in the program would pay the daily cost of the ankle bracelet. The legislation also states that a county will subsidize or pay in full the cost of the program for indigent offenders. That provision ensures that the program is equally available to all eligible participants.

Permalink Tags:          
     Views: 1639 
Latest Blog Post by salon -Video- Somervell County Commissioners Court Special Sessions (2) Dec 23 2019
More Posts You Might Enjoy
More Video from Senator Kip Averitt (SD22)'s Town Hall Meeting in Glen Rose on September 16 2009
Video from Senator Kip Averitt's Town Hall Meeting in Glen Rose on September 16 2009
Texas Senator Kip Averitt (SD 22) Was Here in Glen Rose Today for a Town Hall Meeting-Sept 2009
Kip Averitt (Texas SD 22) and CHIPS Expansion

 You! Leave a Comment! You Know you Want To!
You must be a registered member to comment on the blog.
Your first post is held pending approval to make sure you're not a spammer bot

 Not registered? Or you can login!

LOGON - Name:Password:

New poster comments are moderated, meaning they won't show up until approved... or not.  Be patient-we have lives outside this blog, so it might take awhile You want to be rude? totally stupid? inappropriate? Racist? Bigoted? Flame war baiter? Your post may be deleted. Spammers or people posting pretend interest comments but really wanting to hawk their latest book or sell stuff or govt propaganda flacks won't see their posts published. Comments do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of the site owner(salon).
If you have a problem with logging in or registering, please speak up right away. Love your comments. Oh, except spammers
More on commenting


Click Here for Main Page

Today Is  
Sunday, January 19, 2020

Latest Posts

Paul Harper offered to settle State of Texas ex rel. Best v Harper lawsuit for $68k back in 2016
pharper 12/29/2019 Views 537

Video- Somervell County Commissioners Court Special Sessions (2) Dec 23 2019

salon 12/23/2019 Views 562

Top 100 Posts on Somervell County Salon for 2019

salon 12/22/2019 Views 377

Plans for Somervell County Salon Blog for 2020
salon 12/22/2019 Views 293

Imagine you were called up for jury duty and some people said they'd already made up their mind
salon 12/22/2019 Views 306

National Review on Removing Trump from Office (12/2019)
salon 12/22/2019 Views 298

More Blog Headlines



salon > Quick update on this, via Pacer-Click on pic to see larger (Turk Case Update- Telephone Conference Hearing Set for March 8 2019 )

salon > Lance Been awhile. Send me an email at with the names of who you're talking about, above. Also, the newspaper editor is no longer local, ie officed here, but the paper is run.... (What Happened to Jerry Jacene? )

LanceHall > I'd love to see the Hotel Guest books and see if Jacene's name shows up long before he officially *found* the tracks.  I'd like to know if the Visitor's Bureau has emails wit.... (What Happened to Jerry Jacene? )

LanceHall > I see the land or that part of it is now in the hands of Glen Rose's own Corky Underwood. Is Jacene still involved?   I had already informed the Visitor Bureau manager (who's.... (What Happened to Jerry Jacene? )

Home | Blog Home | About | News | Piazza | Calendar | Audio/Video/Open Rec | Search
Write!  |profile | quotes |
top Daily | top Weekly |top Month | top Year | Top All! | archives | subscribe RSS