City Backs Down On Ankle Bracelets

Michael Nutter's administration concedes in the dispute over court funding

Philly’s First Judicial District recently tried to drop $4.5 million on new electronic ankle bracelets for inmates released from prison. Mayor Nutter and his administration opposed the move and tried to withhold allocated funds for the project. That’s when Common Pleas Court President Judge Pamela Pryor Dembe stepped in and threatened to hold money collected by the city’s Prothonotary’s Office hostage. Now the Mayor’s administration is on board with the spending. [Daily News]