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House Arrest Is Touted as a Humane Punishment. It’s Not.

Electronic monitoring incarcerates people who might otherwise be on probation — and makes them pay for it themselves

Photo: The Washington Post/Getty Images

“If I had just done time, I would’ve been done by now.”— Patricia, under house arrest in Indiana

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Maya Schenwar & Victoria Law

Maya Schenwar & Victoria Law

Maya Schenwar and Victoria Law are the co-authors of Prison By Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms. @mayaschenwar and @LVikkimL