July 8, 2004

Tag, You're It

This came as a surprise to me. Can you imagine if they tried to implement such a policy here? The ACLU would have kittens along with a cow or two.

ASYLUM seekers in Scotland will face electronic tagging within months as part of a major security crackdown by the Home Office, The Scotsman has learned.

Reliance Monitoring Services, part of the same group as the security firm criticised for releasing prisoners in error, will take on the controversial contract, operating a six-month pilot scheme from September.

Home Office sources say that about 70 asylum seekers in Scotland will be involved in the compulsory trials, which will run alongside similar projects in England and Wales before being rolled out across the UK.

Posted by Ithildin at July 8, 2004 5:13 PM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE

Interesting that they only think it's 70 or so people. What are they typically seeking asylum from I wonder?

Posted by: Dean Esmay at July 9, 2004 3:13 AM

I wasn't sure if they meant that 70 have been picked for the pilot program, or that there were only 70 they wanted to track.

Posted by: Ith at July 9, 2004 8:19 AM