WEARING YOUR CHIP ON THE OUTSIDE –
June 15, 2022 – Justice Secretary Dominic Raab said the scheme, which was rolled out in Wales last year, will target at least 1,900 prison leavers over the next two years.
According to the MoJ, the rollout of the scheme in Wales saw offenders on tag sticking to their alcohol restrictions 97% of time.
Criminals caught breaching their alcohol restrictions could face being sent back to jail, the Ministry of Justice said.
An extra £183 million will be funnelled into electronic monitoring by 2025 to almost double the number of offenders tagged at any one time to approximately 25,000.
Dominic Raab said: “We’ve seen that alcohol tags work – with tagged offenders complying 97% of the time.
“That’s why we’re going to double the number wearing them from 900 to 1,900 over the next two years, focusing on those leaving prison on licence.