California to Track Sex Offenders With GPS System

Wired News is reporting on a California law that will track convicted sex offenders for life via a GPS system attached to ankle bracelets.

From the article —

Just a few years ago, satellite tracking of convicts was a newfangled alternative to house arrest. Now, the number of American ex-offenders tracked through GPS-equipped ankle bracelets will likely triple to more than 30,000, thanks to the passage of a California ballot measure.

California’s Proposition 83, which easily passed Tuesday by a margin of 70 percent to 30 percent, requires many convicted sex offenders to be monitored by GPS for life. Only those who committed felonies and served time in prison will be affected.

Source: Attack of the Perv Trackers