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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

“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

“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.”

Summary

Ministry of Justice, 2nd August 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Doubts rise over electronic tags – Daily Telegraph

“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


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