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Youngstown approves funds for electronic monitoring services

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown City Council has approved payments on electronic monitoring house arrest services.

The city will pay the Community Correction Association quarterly payments of $10,000 for 2014.

The city's law director says it is cheaper for the city than putting someone in jail.

"It saves a little bit of money in terms of the cost of incarceration is much greater than the cost of house arrest. So it's one of the things that allows someone to not be locked up in the county facility," said Martin Hume, Youngstown City Law Director.

The money from the city will not only pay for the devices worn on the ankle, but also the service that monitors them.

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