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New electronic monitors for youth offenders

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FORREST COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - Forrest county youth court officials say a newly acquired ankle bracelet grant will benefit youth offenders, especially those whose families can't afford to pay for the monitoring.

Youth court judge Mike McPhail said the grant will pay up to $80,000 over the course of a year and put youth offenders on house arrest before adjudication.

McPhail says the system allows youth to remain in school,  in a home environment, or employed before their cases go before the court.

The new GPS ankle bracelets can be programmed for times and places specific to each offender.

This will allow them to be at school during the appropriate hours and at home after school.

The device costs 10 bucks per day.

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