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Chicago’s Ankle Monitors Can Call and Record Kids Without Their Consent

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    I think this really speaks to the importance of journalism. That only took a week to sort out. I often wonder what "disable" means. Hopefully other municipalities follow suit and this feature just...

    After the publication of this article, Milhizer also reported that the Juvenile Probation Department would no longer use the device’s communications function at all, pending further review.

    I think this really speaks to the importance of journalism. That only took a week to sort out.

    In response to questions from The Appeal about privacy concerns over the recordings, Milhizer said Friday that “in an abundance of caution,” the Cook County Office of the Chief Judge would be instructing Track Group “to disable the recording capabilities of the system—pending a review to determine if recordings should be used to ensure both quality assurance and that there is a record indicating that all uses of the devices are in compliance with the law.”

    I often wonder what "disable" means. Hopefully other municipalities follow suit and this feature just disappears.

    The ephemeral nature of conversation is necessary to preserve its candidness. If you're a social worker working with kids who are in legal trouble, and you're aware you might be recorded, how does your conversation change? If you're the kid in legal trouble, how does your conversation change?

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