Fla. bill would charge ankle bracelet wearers

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Get sentenced to wear an ankle bracelet
in Florida and you may wind up paying the cost of monitoring the device: up to $3,200 a year.

Lawmakers on Tuesday considered whether to have offenders pay for the monitoring under a bill backed by the state's Department of

Most people currently sentenced to wear an electronic bracelet have one that costs the state $8.94 a day.

Last year, the monitoring of more than 2,300 people cost the state upward of $5 million. Most of the people being monitored are sex offenders.

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