The device uses a radio frequency signal to communicate back to a monitoring station. It may be programmed to allow you to roam freely within a certain area, and it may have GPS monitoring functions that alert the monitoring station if you go outside of the permitted area.
If the device is tampered with or removed, authorities will be alerted and you will be arrested.
The people who have to wear them are those sentenced to “house arrest”. In Florida, the legal term for it is “Community Control”. The sanctions imposed may include any or all of the following:
– Having to pay back stolen or misappropriated money
– Having a curfew
– Revocation or suspension of the person’s driver’s license
– Community Service
– Deprivation of nonessential activities or privileges
– Any other restraints the Court may find appropriate