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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Pensioners with combined age of 145 become oldest couple to be tagged – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 26th, 2012 in elderly, electronic monitoring, news, sentencing by sally

“A thieving pensioner and his partner have become the oldest couple in Britain to be electronically tagged – at the combined age of 145.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th July 2012

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Electronic monitoring should be used more effectively, say inspectors – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 14th, 2012 in electronic monitoring, news, reports by sally

Tagging should be used more creatively not only to punish, but also to help change behaviour, said Liz Calderbank, Chief Inspector of Probation, publishing the report of an inspection on electronically monitored curfews.

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Ministry of Justice, 14th June 2012

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Tagging of criminals fails in more than half of cases – The Independent

Posted June 14th, 2012 in electronic monitoring, news, reports by sally

“More than half of electronically tagged criminals are breaking the terms of their curfews, raising questions about the effectiveness of one of the central planks of the Government’s criminal justice agenda. A report by the Inspectorate of Probation has found that 59 per cent of tagged offenders spent more than four hours away from home without authorisation.”

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The Independent, 14th June 2012

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Probation officers to be replaced by electronic kiosks in pilot scheme – The Guardian

Posted April 30th, 2012 in electronic monitoring, news, pilot schemes, probation, trade unions by sally

“Unions are furious with government plans that will see offenders released from prison and those serving community sentences reporting to electronic kiosks rather than probation officers.”

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The Guardian, 28th April 2012

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Dangerous dog laws to be widened to cover attacks on private land – The Guardian

Posted April 24th, 2012 in dogs, electronic monitoring, fines, news by sally

“Postal, health and social workers, meter readers and others who are attacked by dogs while lawfully on private property have been promised extra protection by ministers.”

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The Guardian, 23rd April 2012

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Postal workers’ union backs new dangerous dogs law – The Independent

Posted April 23rd, 2012 in consultations, dogs, electronic monitoring, news by sally

“The Government has been accused of ‘dragging its feet’ over cracking down on dangerous dogs ahead of an expected announcement of action to tackle the problem of attacks by violent animals.”

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The Independent, 23rd April 2012

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Reoffending may rise under Ken Clarke’s plans – The Independent

Posted March 28th, 2012 in community service, electronic monitoring, news, recidivists by sally

“Kenneth Clarke’s plans to toughen up community orders by tracking offenders with high-tech ankle tags and ensuring every sentence is a punishment could increase reoffending, the Government’s own impact assessment showed today.”

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The Independent, 27th March 2012

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‘Sobriety bracelets’ to monitor offenders in alcohol-related cases – The Guardian

“Criminals convicted of alcohol-related offences who avoid jail will be forced to wear ‘sobriety bracelets’, which monitor drinking levels, under a tough community sentence regime ordered by David Cameron.”

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The Guardian, 17th March 2012

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Offenders with drink problems face US-style tagging – The Guardian

Posted February 13th, 2012 in alcohol abuse, electronic monitoring, news by sally

“US-style sobriety bracelets for criminals who are persistently convicted of drink-related offences are to be tested this summer in London.”

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The Guardian, 10th February 2012

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Criminals could be made to wear ‘sobriety tags’ – The Independent

“It is the latest accessory modelled by actress Lindsay Lohan and soon the ‘sobriety bracelet’ could adorn the ankles of British criminals too, under proposals being considered by Scotland Yard’s Commissioner.”

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The Independent, 14th December 2011

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Electronic tag for millionaire’s daughter ‘who stole TVs in riot’ – The Independent

Posted September 22nd, 2011 in burglary, electronic monitoring, news, violent disorder by tracey

“A millionaire’s daughter accused of stealing televisions and mobile phones during the London riots was told yesterday she could not resume her university studies until after her trial next month.”

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The Independent, 22nd September 2011

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G4S staff sacked for tagging offender’s false leg – The Guardian

Posted August 30th, 2011 in electronic monitoring, news by sally

“Private security firm G4S has sacked two members of staff who tagged a man’s false leg, allowing him to remove it and flout a court-imposed curfew.”

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The Guardian, 29th August 2011

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