CINCINNATI (FOX19) – Hamilton County cut programs in order to buy ankle monitoring devices, but now they're sitting on the shelves.
The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office says the county is using less than half of its supply to keep people on home arrest.
The question is why?
For years we've heard ankle monitoring devices are a cost-effective and a relatively safe alternative to jail.
"Well we have 565 of them which are paid for we're only using 225 of them," said Hamilton County Commissioner Greg Hartman.
Hartmann, who pushed to get even more " E.M.U." devices last year, says he wants to know why taxpayer funded crime fighting resources have been sitting idle.