This week, we share a conversation with Brian Dolinar. He has been on the show before, speaking about Parole Illinois. In this episode, he talks about Guardian RFID, a company that produces handheld devices that allow jail guards to do headcounts for inmates electronically via scanning. As he explains, various technologies are being used to expand the carceral net. He go on to talk about the use of government funds, including the CARES Act to expand the various forms of e-carceration.
Dolinar believes this is not a coincidence, but an intentional effort to refund the police in the wake of the George Floyd protests. He offers important insights into covert ways of shoring up police budgets using federal money.