Could Electronic Monitoring Program for Pre-Trial detainees save tax payers money? Of course it could! Sheriff Greg Munks won't let that happen.
Original post made by Michael G. Stogner, another community, on Jul 31, 2012
San Mateo County probation department uses Electronic Monitoring
Santa Cruz county uses EMP for PRE TRIAL
The Grand Jury found that significant daily cost savings of approximately $100 per inmate/per day are available if selected pre-trial detainees are released into an EMP.
There is no Electronic Monitoring Program for pre-trial detainees in San Mateo County. Why? Sheriff Greg Munks does not favor the use of EMP because there is an increase in the number of arrests for violent crimes.....
I say, don't release alleged violent criminals on EMP. That solves it.
We currently have a daily inmate population of 846. Of that 76% are pre trial detainees. If we could reduce our ptd by 400 inmates that would be a savings of $40,000 PER DAY and we San Mateo County, might not need a new jail.
Kazarian case 17 felony counts and 1 year in our jail because he could not afford the 1 million dollar bail. He was found not guilty of all 17 counts. This is a perfect reason for an EMP in San Mateo County for pre trial detainees.