Offenders: Electronic Tagging:Written question - 241429

Q
Asked by Mary Glindon
(North Tyneside)
Asked on: 05 April 2019
Ministry of Justice
Offenders: Electronic Tagging
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2019 to Question 234706 on Offenders: Electronic Tagging, whether new policy guidelines will be issued to assist decision makers on deciding which offenders will be given GPS tags.
A
Answered by: Edward Argar
Answered on: 17 April 2019
Holding answer received on 15 April 2019

GPS tags are available nationally for eligible post-custody cohorts. For Home Detention Curfew cases, the prison governor is the decision maker. We have provided prison governors with guidance about the capabilities and uses of location monitoring. For prisoners serving a Life Sentence, Imprisonment for Public Protection or Extended Determinate Sentence, the decision rests with the Parole Board. We have provided the Parole Board with information about the capabilities and uses of location monitoring.

GPS tags are also being rolled out for use in courts, as a requirement of a Community Order, a Suspended Sentence Order or Court-imposed bail. In these cases, the decision will rest with the Judiciary. We have provided the independent Judiciary with information about the capabilities and uses of location monitoring

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