An unscheduled report and testimonials by Commissioners said the county's ankle monitoring program is going well and saving money, in this morning's Lowndes County Commission Work Session.
Ankle Monitoring: In another item not on the agenda, the Chairman asked "Mr. Steven Harmon" to give a report (I'm guessing I got the right Steven Harmon in the picture here). Lowndes County apparently saves over one million dollars each year by using an ankle monitoring program, rather than keeping non-violent offenders in the county jail. That program was initially approved by the Commission 13 December 2011, required a budget adjustment 10 January 2012, was funded by the Commission 19 June 2012, and was in the budget approved 26 June 2012.
We the public still don't really know what's in this program, because
Here's the video.
Videos by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange 8:30 AM 22 January 2013.