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Legislative Proposal To Fit Domestic Violence Offenders With Ankle Bracelets

Per The New Jersey Law Journal:

"A bill creating a pilot program to put New Jersey domestic-violence offenders under electronic monitoring is on the governor's desk.
The program, to be run in Ocean County for four years, would require offenders to wear ankle bracelets, and victims would be notified if their attackers come within a certain area.

"'It may not total eliminate the risk, but it could significantly reduce the risk of these assaultive behaviors,' said one of the primary sponsors, Assemblyman Ronald Dancer, R-Ocean, at a Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee hearing in December.
The bill creating the program is called "Lisa's Law" after Letizia Zindell, a Toms River woman murdered in 2009 by her former fiance, Frank Frisco, a day after he was released from jail for violating a restraining order she had obtained."


"Offenders subjected to electronic monitoring could be required to pay all or part of the expenses related to monitoring and notification, based on his or her ability to pay, plus face an additional $250 fee, which a judge would have the authority to waive.

"Removing a court-ordered ankle bracelet would be a third-degree crime, punishable by a prison term of three to five years."


"The AOC remains opposed to the bill because of the cost uncertainties, spokeswoman Winnie Comfort says."

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