Curfews extended in tougher community sentences – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 11th, 2011 in community service, electronic monitoring, news, sentencing by sally

“Offenders will be forced to spend longer in their homes as daily curfews are extended from 12 to 16 hours as part of tougher community sentences.”

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Ministry of Justice, 8th August 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

16 hours a day on curfew – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 8th, 2011 in community service, electronic monitoring, press releases by tracey

“Tougher community sentences will see offenders forced to spend longer in their homes – up to 16 hours each day for a whole year, Minister for Prisons and Probation Crispin Blunt confirmed today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 8th August 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Ministry blunder means freed prisoner faces more jail time – The Guardian

Posted March 21st, 2011 in electronic monitoring, imprisonment, mistake, news, sentencing by sally

“A prisoner who was mistakenly released on home detention curfew (HDC) and spent four months complying with the electronic tagging order before being returned to prison, has been told he must repeat the sentence in jail.”

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The Guardian, 20th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Asil Nadir flies back to UK to clear his name – The Guardian

Posted August 26th, 2010 in bail, electronic monitoring, false accounting, fraud, fugitive offenders, news, theft by sally

“Asil Nadir, 69, is returning to face the multimillion pound fraud charges that followed the spectacular collapse of his Polly Peck food and electronics empire in 1993. He is expected to arrive at Luton airport from his native northern Cyprus around lunchtime, and is due to appear at the Old Bailey next Thursday.”

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The Guardian, 26th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Great-grandmother tagged over goldfish sale overturns sentence – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 29th, 2010 in animals, appeals, electronic monitoring, news, sentencing by sally

“A great-grandmother fitted with an electronic tag after a goldfish was sold to a teenager at her pet shop has had her sentence quashed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th April 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Law student has curfew sentence reduced after arguing it ruined her pregnancy – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 27th, 2010 in electronic monitoring, news, pregnancy, sentencing by sally

“A law student who assaulted a pub landlady has had her curfew sentence reduced after arguing that it ruined her experience of pregnancy and childbirth.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th March 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Inmates advised on early release options – The Independent

Posted March 1st, 2010 in early release, electronic monitoring, Ministry of Justice, news, prisons by sally

“Prisoners who will miss out on early release because a Government scheme was brought to an end are being advised to apply for another scheme to avoid “disappointment”, it was revealed today.”

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The Independent, 1st March 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Electronic tagging of young people shows sharp rise – BBC News

Posted December 15th, 2009 in electronic monitoring, news, young offenders by sally

“The number of young offenders ordered to wear electronic tags in England and Wales has seen a steep rise.”

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BBC News, 15th December 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judge allows man accused of killing father-of-two away for weekend with friends – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 14th, 2009 in bail, electronic monitoring, news by sally

“A man accused of killing a father-of-two in a pub brawl has had his electronic bail tag removed by a judge to allow him to spend his 21st birthday weekend in Prague with friends.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th April 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Jack Straw intervenes to give Jade Goody ‘dream’ wedding night – The Times

Posted February 20th, 2009 in electronic monitoring, news by sally

“An extraordinary personal intervention from Jack Straw has ensured that Jade Goody will not have to spend her wedding night alone.”

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The Times, 20th February 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Immigration: Bail bonds and electronic tags proposed for illegal migrants – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2008 in bail, electronic monitoring, immigration, news by sally

“Illegal migrants awaiting deportation from Britain will be required to provide ‘large bail bonds’ and wear electronic tags to avoid detention, under Home Office legislation unveiled yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 15th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Army veteran, 73, is given electronic tag – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 16th, 2008 in electronic monitoring, news by sally

“An Army veteran has been fitted with an electronic tag and subjected to a curfew for failing to report a road accident.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th May 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Tag-a-lag: Chip implants mooted for UK prisoners – The Register

Posted January 15th, 2008 in electronic monitoring, news, prisons by sally

“The Ministry of Justice is planning to solve the crisis in the UK prison system by fitting prisoners with surgically implanted tracking chips, claims the Independent on Sunday, citing a senior Ministry official. The chips, claims the paper, would be used to keep order in prison and to enforce home curfews.”

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The Register, 14th January 2008

Source: www.theregister.co.uk

Plan to check criminals in tatters after cost of IT programme doubles – The Times

Posted January 9th, 2008 in electronic monitoring, news, parole by sally

“A government plan to monitor offenders more closely was in tatters last night after ministers scaled back an IT programme because costs had almost doubled to £512 million.”

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The Times, 9th January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Tagging blunder in teenage killer case – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 19th, 2007 in bail, electronic monitoring, murder, news, young offenders by sally

A teenager who stabbed a friend to death after a drunken party should have been under curfew and wearing an electronic tag, it was disclosed yesterday.

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Daily Telegraph, 19th December 2007
Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Burglar freed early battered mother to death – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 29th, 2007 in electronic monitoring, murder, news, young offenders by sally

“A teenage serial burglar battered a mother to death in her home after being freed early from prison with an electronic tag.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th November 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Satellite tracking of offenders: a study of the pilots in England and Wales – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 3rd, 2007 in electronic monitoring, satellites by sally

“This summary evaluates the satellite tracking pilots that took place between September 2004 and June 2006 in three areas in England and Wales. The results describe the implementation of the pilots, the offenders who were satellite tracked, and experience of criminal justice practitioners involved in the pilot.”

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Ministry of Justice, 2nd August 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Doubts rise over electronic tags – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 25th, 2007 in bail, electronic monitoring, news by sally

“Breaches of court-imposed bail curfews involving electronic tags quadrupled last year while attempts to remove or tamper with them nearly doubled, according to new figures.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th July 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk