Commonly known as wearing a ‘tag’ or electronic tagging, this requirement means that the offender must remain at a specified place for a period of between two and 12 hours per day.
Usually, this means the offender will have to be in their house during the evenings.
The electronic monitoring technology is managed by EMS. They supply the data to probation and our staff use that information to manage the court order. For example, if evidence shows the offender has broken the terms of their tag, then probation processes the breach.
The length of a tagging requirement depends on what order the offender has been sentenced too, or alternatively what licence stipulations have been set by the prison.