California Department of Correction’s Division of Adult Parole Operations using GPS to ensure sex-offender and gang parolees comply with their parole at the California State Fair. At the 2011 fair, this resulted in one sex-offender arrest, two sex-offender parolees escorted from the fair and three at-large parolees arrested.
Outside the jails, there's been a spike in the number of parolees going rogue. Data released yesterday shows that more than 2,000 paroled sex offenders have gone missing after they removed their GPS tracking devices. That's a 15 percent jump since California's re-alignment law took effect.
Recent statistics on sex offender parolees who escaped:
--California Corrections Department
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