Changes for inmates

Bullingdon prison

Bullingdon prison

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New restrictions will be placed on day release for prisoners at Bullingdon Prison, near Bicester, and others in the UK.

The nationwide limits have been ordered by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling after a series of serious crimes were committed by offenders temporarily out of prison.

There will now be tighter rules on eligibility for the scheme, prisoners will only be allowed out for a specific purpose and once the technology becomes available they will wear an electronic tag.

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12:33pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Man on the Green says...

The devil is in the detail as ever.

The Ministry had trumpeted to the world that they would have a GPS-based tagging (electronic monitoring) system available by the end of last year, and was working with a small, innovative British company called Buddi to develop it. But - no doubt to the delight of the party treasurer's friends in Capita, G4S and Serco (who got a slap on the wrist when it was realised that they'd been charging for the tagging of prisoners who were actually dead or still in gaol - yes, you read that right!), they changed the specifications so many times and generally mucked them around so much that Buddi finally had had enough of the whole politically driven agenda, and last week announced that they were pulling out of the project, as they were sick to the back teeth of the vacillation of the "special advisers" (aka spads) who kept interfering.

This all leaves Mr Grayling looking very silly indeed (and even more incompetent than normal, if that's possible), but creates a great chance for one of the big operators to step in and milk the public purse for further billions, piggy-backing on Buddi's innovative technology essentially for free.
The devil is in the detail as ever. The Ministry had trumpeted to the world that they would have a GPS-based tagging (electronic monitoring) system available by the end of last year, and was working with a small, innovative British company called Buddi to develop it. But - no doubt to the delight of the party treasurer's friends in Capita, G4S and Serco (who got a slap on the wrist when it was realised that they'd been charging for the tagging of prisoners who were actually dead or still in gaol - yes, you read that right!), they changed the specifications so many times and generally mucked them around so much that Buddi finally had had enough of the whole politically driven agenda, and last week announced that they were pulling out of the project, as they were sick to the back teeth of the vacillation of the "special advisers" (aka spads) who kept interfering. This all leaves Mr Grayling looking very silly indeed (and even more incompetent than normal, if that's possible), but creates a great chance for one of the big operators to step in and milk the public purse for further billions, piggy-backing on Buddi's innovative technology essentially for free. Man on the Green
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2:11pm Tue 11 Mar 14

ravensbank says...

A British company Steatite Ltd is still involved in the design of this device and will try to produce to the specification that is required in order to save the public purse
A British company Steatite Ltd is still involved in the design of this device and will try to produce to the specification that is required in order to save the public purse ravensbank
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