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Tagging

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Electronic tagging is a way of releasing prisoners. The Government says early release with an electronic tag helps people fit back into society after prison.

Tagging means prisoners can be allowed to leave prison early but must agree to obey a curfew - a rule which says you can't leave your home at night.
To make sure you obey your curfew rules, you wear an electronic tag about the size of a large digital watch. This tag sends a signal to a box connected to your telephone. If you go out when you’re not supposed to, the signal is stopped and the police are told the curfew has been broken.

Electronic tagging is used for prisoners with sentences of more than three months and less than four years. Prisoners have to be considered suitable to be tagged and must have a family home to go to during their curfew.