‘Sobriety tags’ to be worn by offenders of alcohol-linked crime in pilot scheme – The Guardian

‘People who repeatedly commit alcohol-related crime will be forced to wear ankle tags that monitor whether they are still drinking, under a year-long pilot scheme.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2014

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Prisoners who have absconded should not be in open prisons, says Grayling – The Guardian

‘The justice secretary is to prevent prisoners who have absconded from being placed in open prison conditions after a convicted murderer went on the run for the third time.’

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The Guardian, 19th May 2014

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Sex offender brings legal challenge over electronic tag – Daily Telegraph

‘Paul Richards, a 47-year-old convicted sex offender, wins permission for new hearing in bid to have satellite tracking device removed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th May 2014

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G4S repays UK government £108.9m after tagging scandal – BBC News

‘Troubled security firm G4S has agreed to repay £108.9m plus tax to the UK government after overcharging on contracts to tag offenders.’

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BBC News, 12th March 2014

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G4S may still face criminal proceedings over tagging scandal – justice secretary – The Guardian

‘G4S, the troubled giant private security company, still faces the possibility of criminal proceedings over its alleged overcharging of at least £24m on electronic tagging and prisoner escort contracts, the justice secretary, Chris Grayling, has said. His reminder comes as G4S makes a concerted attempt to have the current ban on bidding for fresh government contracts lifted.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2014

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Prison day release rules to be tightened, minister says

Posted March 10th, 2014 in electronic monitoring, news, prisons, rehabilitation, release on licence by sally

‘Day release from prison is to be scaled back following a series of serious crimes committed by offenders temporarily out of jail.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2014

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Man who stripped naked and stuck a fire extinguisher hose up his bottom in a hotel corridor walks free – The Independent

‘A man who appeared from the storage cupboard of a hotel naked with a fire extinguisher hose up his bottom, has walked free from court.’

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The Independent, 3rd December 2013

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Serco referred to Serious Fraud Office over electronic tag overcharging scandal – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 27th, 2013 in electronic monitoring, news, Serious Fraud Office by tracey

“The Serious Fraud Office has been handed a dossier on private security firm Serco following allegations the taxpayer has been overcharged by millions of pounds for electronic tags.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th September 2013

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Imposing strict conditions on release of terrorist offender did not breach Article 8 – UK Human Rights Blog

“Tabbakh, R (on the application of) v Staffordshire and West Midlands Probation Trust and others [2013] EWHC 2492 (Admin). The claimant, a Syrian national, was serving the non-custodial part of a seven year sentence imposed for an offence of preparing a terrorist act. He was released automatically on licence on 23 June 2011, having served half his sentence. He took proceedings for judicial review contending that he had had no meaningful opportunity to participate in the process when his licence conditions were determined and that this constituted a breach of the procedural guarantees under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th August 2013

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G4S faces criminal probe after overcharging taxpayer millions for electronic tags – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 12th, 2013 in crime, electronic monitoring, news, Serious Fraud Office by tracey

“G4S is facing a criminal investigation after it billed the taxpayer millions of pounds to electronically tag criminals who had died, left the country or gone back to jail.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th July 2013

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Jake Davis: Freed hacker faces strict tech rules – BBC News

Posted June 25th, 2013 in computer crime, electronic monitoring, news, probation, young offenders by sally

“A convicted hacker who was detained in a young offender institution has been released – but will now face strict limitations on his technology use.”

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BBC News, 24th June 2013

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Adult TV star had curfew tag removed as it would interfere with work – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 12th, 2013 in community service, electronic monitoring, news, parole by sally

“An adult TV chat show has overturned a court order forcing her to wear an electronic tag after claiming it would put her out of work.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th April 2013

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Ikea ‘bomb hoax’: Man facing jail over hoax call to frame love rival – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 1st, 2013 in bail, bomb hoaxing, electronic monitoring, news by tracey

“A man is today facing jail after being convicted of falsely reporting a Russian
plot to bomb an Ikea store, which implicated a love rival.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th March 2013

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All dogs in England to be microchipped by 2016 – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2013 in dogs, electronic monitoring, fines, news by sally

“All dogs in England will, from April 2016, have to be microchipped as part of a government attempt to cut the number of strays and make pet owners more responsible for their animals.”

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The Guardian, 6th February 2013

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Dog attack law to be extended to cover incidents on private property – The Guardian

Posted February 6th, 2013 in consultations, dogs, electronic monitoring, news by sally

“The government has announced plans to extend legal protection over dog attacks to cover incidents on private property.”

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The Guardian, 6th February 2013

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Chris Grayling challenged over new community orders – The Guardian

Posted November 28th, 2012 in community service, electronic monitoring, news, rehabilitation, sentencing by sally

“The justice minister will be quizzed by the justice committee today about why he ignored the Ministry of Justice’s own research findings when drawing up the sentences for the new community orders.”

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The Guardian, 28th November 2012

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Theresa May faces long battle to overturn Abu Qatada deportation ruling – The Guardian

Posted November 14th, 2012 in appeals, bail, deportation, electronic monitoring, evidence, legal aid, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“The home secretary, Theresa May, faces a lengthy legal battle to overturn this week’s ruling by British judges that the radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada should not be sent back to Jordan to face trial.”

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The Guardian, 13th November 2012

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Chris Grayling puts ‘punishment backing into community sentencing’ – The Guardian

Posted October 23rd, 2012 in community service, electronic monitoring, news, rehabilitation, sentencing by sally

“Tougher community sentences, which almost all include an element of punishment and could see more convicted offenders wearing GPS tags to monitor their location, will be announced on Tuesday.”

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The Guardian, 23rd October 2012

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£1bn tagging programme has failed to cut reoffending – senior police officer – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2012 in budgets, electronic monitoring, news, recidivists, security companies by sally

“Nearly £1bn has been spent on the electronic tagging of criminals over the past 13 years with little effect on cutting offending rates, offering little value for money and serving only to enrich two or three private security companies, one of which is G4S, a senior police officer has claimed.”

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The Guardian, 24th September 2012

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Jeanette Goodwin murder: Martin Bunch jailed for life – BBC News

Posted August 20th, 2012 in bail, complaints, electronic monitoring, harassment, murder, news, police, sentencing by sally

“A man who murdered his ex-partner four days after appearing in court charged with harassing her has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 27 years.”

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BBC News, 17th August 2012

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