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February 5, 1986 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, Times Staff Writer
Some convicted county criminals will soon be doing their time at home, restrained not by bars or shackles but by electronic sensors. The year-long experiment, set to begin July 1, is being touted as one way to free up precious jail space the county needs for violent and hardened criminals. It will be the first such program in California. San Diego County supervisors unanimously approved the idea Tuesday with little discussion.
September 22, 1985 | ELIZABETH PENNISI, UPI Science Writer
For Portia Isaacson, FutureHome is a fantasy come true. If a business meeting keeps her from getting home in time for her husband's birthday, a computer-controlled scenario, complete with loving messages, romantic lighting, favorite music and appropriate videos, will let him know he hasn't been forgotten. A quick call to--or from--a computer ensures that her hot tub will be warm when she arrives or informs her when her teen-aged children have arrived home from school.
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