La Nacion reporter Katherine Chavez took to wearing the eletronic monitoring device (ankle bracelet) for 92 hours. Photo JOHN DURAN / La Nacion
Q COSTA RICA – It started a month ago, with the first eight inmates, the project of outfitting convicts with electronic ankle bracelets (tobilleras electrónicas in Spanish) now is up to 100 inmates (11 of which are women), who are being monitored around the clock by 16 prison police officials, working out of monitoring centre, located in downtown San Jose.
The officials work in three shifts, according to Manuel Delgado, coordinator of the Unidad de Seguimiento y Vigilancia Electrónica del Ministerio de Justicia (electronic surveillance unit of the Ministry of Justice).
Downtown San Jose, in the Plaza de la Cultura. Photo JOHN DURAN / La