A law went into effect January 1st in Missouri, requiring many sex offenders to wear a GPS ankle monitor for life. This law is being applied retroactively to offenses committed on or after August 28, 2006. Those subjected to this policy also include offenders convicted of non-contact crimes.

Read more by Jesse Bogan for St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/hundreds-of-missouri-sex-offenders-now-required-to-wear-gps/article_2f21d6bb-1dc2-5395-9513-016fc05ae333.html

Check out this editorial also from St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/the-platform/editorial-shackling-sex-offenders-for-life-is-no-way-to/article_69daf32c-6c8d-5f3a-b069-f0724f981057.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

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