Booze tags and GPS trackers to be used instead of jail in bid to cut Scotland's prison population

Booze tags and GPS trackers to be used instead of jail in bid to cut Scotland's prison population
 

An expansion of the use of electronic tags to help reduce reoffending has been proposed by the Scottish Government.
Pilot projects will see GPS tracking, alcohol monitoring technology and tagging as an alternative to remand used in Scotland for the first time.
The plans, announced on Tuesday by Justice Secretary Michael Matheson, will be accompanied by a wider package of support for offenders and follow the recommendations of an expert group.
Mr Matheson said: "The overwhelming message from the experts is that Scotland could significantly reduce reoffending by better use of electronic... read more

 
4 October 2016 in Regional, Views: 37
Source: Daily Record
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