University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Edwards v. Leaders in Community Alternatives"
Date Jul 31, 2018
Author Equal Justice Under Law
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Abstract Private e-carceration, euphemistically known as “electronic monitoring,” involves a private company acting under a court order to strap one or more monitoring devices onto a person’s ankle that record their every movement. The company charges the wearer as much as $25 (or more) for each day the person is forced to wear the device.

Equal Justice Under Law attorneys spent six months speaking with activists and those subject to e-carceration before concluding that the practice amounted to extortion and violated the Constitution.

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case Edwards v. Leaders in Community Alternatives, Inc. (CJ-CA-0022)

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