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Prisoner tagging scheme a success
Electronic tagging
The Prison Service has saved an estimated 180,000
A scheme to prevent re-offending in Jersey using electronic tagging has been hailed a success.

Only one prisoner selected for early release on the prisoner tagging scheme has re-offended since it was introduced in May of last year.

The information comes from the island's recently published Probation Service Annual Report.

Members of the public sitting on a panel decide which offenders should be selected.

In its 15 months of operation, only one person has re-offended and the scheme is estimated to have saved the Prison Service around 180,000.

The 2003 report also notes the success of a behavioural course at Highlands College for people with a high risk of re-offending.

But it expresses concern that plans for a permanent probation officer at the prison and supervision for released prisons was not given funding.


SEE ALSO:
Review into prison service
04 Oct 03  |  Europe
Tagging system set for inmates
24 Mar 03  |  Europe
Island's prisoners to be tagged
19 Mar 03  |  Europe


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