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Offender GPS Monitoring Set to Expand in the UK

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Offender GPS Monitoring Set to Expand in the UK

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-47256515
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Thousands of criminals in England and Wales will be tagged with GPS trackers to allow authorities to trace them 24 hours a day.Currently, electronic tags are linked to a box at a fixed address, such as an offender’s home, with alerts generated if they are not there at certain hours.

But the new location tags will track a person’s movements wherever they go.

Justice Secretary David Gauke said the tags will better protect victims of domestic abuse or stalking.

Around 60,000 offenders currently wear these standard tags in England and Wales.

The GPS tags, which cost £9 a day, will be rolled out everywhere in England and Wales from this summer.

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