Dominic Raab is set to announce a dramatic increase in the use of GPS tags to track former criminals, with thousands more people to be fitted with the devices when they leave prison over the next three years.
In his first speech as Justice Secretary to the Conservative Conference in Manchester, Mr Raab will set out plans to spend £183m to increase the use of satellite location devices to track the movement of criminals released around the clock, The timing increased from 13,500 this year to about 25,000 by 2025, with the number tagged on any one.
And he will announce a £90m plan to increase community work carried out by criminals referred to by Boris Johnson as “fluorescent-jacketed chain gangs” to 8 million hours per year.
GPS tags, which have been deployed since 2019 to monitor compliance with license terms and court requirements, are also used by the Home Office to monitor foreign national criminals awaiting deportation. Alcohol-monitoring tags, which measure alcohol levels in sweat, have been ordered for at least 1,500 criminals who are serving community sentences since they were first introduced last October.
Mr Raab would say that both are being pushed forward dramatically over the next three years, with an additional 10,000 burglars and burglars with GPS-tags and 12,000 jail-livers with a history of committing crimes while intoxicated for 12 months. Requires wearing a restraint tag. .
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