“Tracking and monitoring technologies” mainly refer to electronic monitoring technologies that police convicted individuals, formerly incarcerated individuals, and immigrants for purposes of home confinement, community corrections, probation and parole, and other forms of “mass supervision” beyond prisons that are intended to serve as alternatives to incarceration. Information on surveillance technologies used within prisons to monitor and control incarcerated populations can be found here.
Private tracking and monitoring technology companies have a direct financial stake in its clients and a primary commitment to maximize profits. Unlike the county or government agency responsible for correctional technologies, private companies do not have an obligation to protect public safety or prevent recidivism. Consequently, when private companies take over for the work of public government departments, they violate safety and justice for incarcerated individuals in the quest for profit.