Bill would have violent offenders wear GPS monitor upon release

New Mexico bill would give judges the option to have violent offenders tracked after their release from prison to ensure they don’t go near their victims


By C1 Staff

SANTA FE, N.M. — A New Mexico bill would give judges the option to have violent offenders tracked after their release from prison to ensure they don’t go near their victims.

Drafted by lawmaker Carl Trujillo, the bill would add New Mexico to the list of 24 other states already tracking domestic abusers, according to KOB. The bill has cleared one hurdle, a House Judiciary Committee meeting.

“This GPS technology could help many victims have peace of mind so they don’t have to look over their shoulder,” said Crystal Sanchez, a domestic violence survivor and main researcher for the bill.

The bill was altered so that the cost of wearing the devices would be on the offender. The bill now goes to the House Appropriations Committee.

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