|Inmate work release monitoring bill passes House|
|By waff.com- Caroline Beck|
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The House on Tuesday passed legislation that would require state inmates who work outside of the Alabama Department of Corrections facilities to wear electronic monitoring devices.
The bill passed with 99 yeas, no opposition and six abstentions, but lawmakers voiced concern over who ADOC allows to be on work release in general during discussion of the bill.
House Bill 151 from Rep. Matt Simpson, R-Daphne, would change existing law to say that inmates convicted of violent offenses will be subject to electronic monitoring.
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