LoJack sex offenders

    A pilot program in Pa. will track 45 convicted Megan’s Law offenders who are out on parole in place of the more traditional ankle bracelets.

    According to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, the project aims to track the parolees more effectively by keeping tabs on them even if they leave the premises they might be confined to.

    The case comes after a parolee who was confined to house arrest in Allegheny County left the premises and allegedly killed a police officer.

    Officials hope the program will help deter violent crime.

    Nationally, as much as 8000 sex offenders are already tracked with GPS.

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