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Commission approves ankle bracelets
Sheriff Jackie Matheny says an ankle bracelet monitoring system will help to ease jail overcrowding for nonviolent offenders in need of medical care.
The full Warren County Commission accepted a budget transfer of $12,000 that will allow Warren County Jail officials to begin utilizing ankle bracelet monitoring.During Monday night’s monthly meeting of the full Warren County Commission, members unanimously voted to transfer $12,000 from the county’s general fund to the Sheriff’s Department budget for fiscal year 2015-16. The measure passed 23-0.According to Sheriff Jackie Matheny, the program will be mainly used for individuals with medical conditions who are in custody for misdemeanor and nonviolent charges. “I wouldn’t call it a work release program,” said Matheny.