GPS devices on all paroled CA sex offenders

January 12, 2009 9:05:52 PM PST
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's office announced Monday it has put a GPS device on every paroled sex offender in the California.

More than 6,600 parolees have been fitted with the ankle devices which transmit the offenders whereabouts to parole agents.

"Having a GPS device on every sex offender parolee in California is an important public safety tool that will hold these individuals accountable for their actions and whereabouts," said the governor in a statement. "Protecting our children and families from sexual predators is a priority, and with a GPS device on every sex offender on parole and parole agents monitoring these offenders aggressively, we will make our communities safer."

The GPS devices are required under the 2006 voter-approved Jessica's Law.