For qualified adult pretrial defendants, GPS monitoring technology is a viable alternative to incarceration or detainment. The technology allows them to continue their employment and/or education responsibilities in the community while waiting for their trial to begin. Because they’re in the community, they’re closer to their family and circle of friends for support. This approach helps reduce an agency’s cost and liability for housing, meals and medical treatment.
Federal, state and county agencies across the nation use GPS technology to supervise this population of enrollees. The small size of BLUtag, our one-piece GPS monitoring device, means a pants leg easily covers the device, so it’s not readily visible to acquaintances and colleagues.