Electronic tags used on 39 criminals so far

March 14, 2014


The Department of Corrections made known that the recently introduced electronic monitoring tags have so far been used on 39 offenders.

Over 200 monitoring tags have been sent to the department for its pilot project. Bangkok will first implement the initiative and if it proves successful, 3,000 additional tags will be introduced to correction facilities in 19 other provinces nationwide.

The tags are being fitted to offenders who committed minor crimes such as drunk driving or street racing. The tags enable authorities to track their position through the use of GPS technology and location verification units.

It is part of a plan to ease the massive overcrowding in prisons and juvenile homes across the country, releasing selected inmates into home detention.

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