Over four dozen people are now being supervised electronically as part of their court-ordered conditions, as the B-C government tries to keep better tabs on high risk offenders.
B-C Corrections is now working with a leading international supplier of GPS-enabled supervision technology to monitor fifty dangerous offenders.
As well as curfew monitoring, the new technology can also be used to supervise geographic conditions, for example “no-go zones”, such as playgrounds.
The new technology builds on other supervision tools such as home visits, curfew checks and public notifications.
The authority to impose electronic supervision on an offender in the community rests with the courts.