Mexico: New Law Proposes Tracking Bracelets for Juvenile Delinquents

Posted on August 12, 2011 • Filed under: Crime, Mexico, Politics

The Tabasco High Court of Justice is preparing a bill which would increase the penalty for adolescents convicted of homicide, rape, kidnapping, violent robbery and human trafficking (among others) from eight to 15 years, Vanguardia reports. Under the bill, the sentence would be served in a state prison once the minor obtains majority. Until that time, they would be monitored with an electronic bracelet to track their movements and keep them from escaping. These additions are contained within the new Teen Justice Act to be presented to the local congress this week. 95% of members have already expressed approval of the measures. Read Article

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