Case Study

His Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service

Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service

[ Engaging ] major players in an industry-wide change

Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service required introduction of GPS ankle tags and the associated monitoring service across England and Wales for the courts and Parole Board to use as a bail/sentencing/release option. The introduction of the new monitoring capability was the most significant change in electronic monitoring since the introduction of curfew tags in 1999.

This programme required a considerable amount of coordination and collaboration across multiple agencies including courts, police, prisons and Parole Board, as well as the tag providers and monitoring services. In addition, the independence of the judiciary and Parole Board posed a challenge in achieving uptake of the new tags; a sensitive approach to engaging with these stakeholders was required.

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