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Georgia Supreme Court Rules on Regulating Sexually Dangerous Predators

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The Georgia Supreme Court has determined it is unconstitutional to require a person who is classified as a sexually dangerous predator to purchase and wear a GPS monitoring system after they are no longer in state custody, on probation or parole.

Offenders who are serving their sentence either on probation or parole have a reduced expectation of privacy, while those who have finished their sentence do not have that expectation.

Since the ruling, the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office removed the ankle monitor of Deon Williams, who is listed as a sexually dangerous predator with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Sex Offender Registry.