"Access to the Internet is so commonplace that limiting usage for parolees is equivalent to limiting telephone usage - almost impossible. In fact, courts seldom limit Internet access as a term of probation. However, a court can determine what type of materials an offender is forbidden to access. As a result, to be effective, parole and probation officers need the computer savvy - and the tools - to track the activities of an offender who may be much more technologically astute."
Tech Beat (Summer 2006)