GPS is not the sole solution to monitoring the nation's growing number of parolees
and cannot replace face-to-face contacts between agents and parolees
Dominic Cinelli, the parolee
who killed veteran Woburn Police Officer John Maguire in a shootout, had been serving three concurrent life sentences before being released on parole in 2009.
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesman Gordon Hinkle said the new policies encourage inmates to complete rehabilitation programs, improve supervision for high-risk parolees
and help the state "better partner with communities in managing minor parole violators.
can violate their parole in one of two ways: either by being arrested for a new crime, or by violating one of their release conditions.
Motivations for crime are influenced by the encouragements and reinforcements parolees
receive from primary groups such as family and peers.
Experts, advocates, parolees
and parole officers say, in order for Operation Spotlight to work, jobs and services have to become more readily available to parolees
; the department has to quicken the pace in hiring more parole officers to effectively lower the number of parolees
they supervise; and the "gotcha mentality" of many parole officers has to disappear-which some say won't happen until parole officers are required to have more education.
Fairchild notes that Corrections officials inform nursing home administrators about parolees
' pasts and that parolees
convicted of sex crimes are placed on a public list that anyone can check.
Since 1996, La Bodega has served hundreds of parolees
and their families on New York City's Lower East Side, a neighborhood colloquially known as "Loisaida.
The full dimensions and extent of practices of fee paying for signatures, fees for obtaining parolees
for employers and liens on a parolee
's wages to pay legal fees will never be known.
in the traditional group--those not placed on GPS monitoring--committed new crimes and had their parole revoked more often than parolees
in the GPS group.
Representatives of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, which oversees parolees
, could not be reached for comment Monday, But a search of court records painted a picture of Diaz as a troubled man with a violent history and rap sheet littered with lesser crimes.
California corrections officials speculated that the reason was expanded parolee
and prisoner programs, changes in the law, and better community-based services for ex-convicts, according to the Los Angles Times.