UK: The UK Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has planned to adopt sophisticated mapping and monitoring services for its new electronic monitoring programme. It has selected Astrium as a preferred bidder for the contract.
The critical location intelligence is aimed at more effective and sophisticated monitoring, cost reductions in the programme and ultimately reducing re-offending rates as required by the Ministry of Justice. Astrium will provide the mapping and monitoring expertise to enable the movements of offenders released under licence to be monitored. “Working closely with Capita who will run the Monitoring Centres and Buddi a supplier of ankle tag devices, Astrium Services will provide critical location intelligence services capable of identifying and tracking the location of offenders who violate licence conditions for court orders for curfew or proximity to excluded zones. Using logic rules and advanced positioning technologies, Astrium Services is able to transmit alerts to the Monitoring Centres thereby helping achieve the strategic vision of the MOJ for reducing re-offending rates and prison sentences,” said Phil Brownnett, Managing Director of Astrium Services’ GEO-Information in the UK.