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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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