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The Cost of Freedom: How Ankle Bracelets Are Pushing People into Debt 14

Ankle monitors allow some people charged with a crime to live and work outside of jail ahead of their trials. ProPublica reporter Ava Kofman joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how defendants are on the hook for the hundreds of dollars the monitors cost per month – and about how the inability to pay can land them back in jail. Her story “Digital Jail: How Electronic Monitoring Drives Defendants Into Debt” appears in The New York Times magazine.