Authorities not ready for 'tagging'
- Published: 25 Mar 2013 at 20.54
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The Corrections Department said it was not ready to enforce the new law on electronic monitoring of offenders, which took effect last Friday, saying it had yet to acquire the devices while it also did not have alternative custodial facilities.
“Currently, the department does not have electronic monitoring devices to use with eligible offenders, nor alternative places for incarceration besides prisons,” Corrections Department deputy director Kobkiat Kasiwiwat said on Monday.
Under the new law, the court can order suspects who are in “pending trial” status to be placed in custodial facilities other than a prison, while other offenders can be placed under supervision with electronic monitoring upon their release.
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