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Corrections Department test-runs ankle monitor on 57 child, youth detainees

The Corrections Department is test-running electronic ankle monitor on 57 child and youth detainees, the department chief said Wednesday.

Ruenwadee Suwanmongkol, the director-general of the Corrections Department, said the pilot project of ankle monitor will involve 57 young detainees has started on December 1 and will last until February 28.

Her department Wednesday demonstrated the use of ankle monitors at the Government Complex and the event was witnessed by caretaker Justice Minister Chaikasem Nitisiri.

The ankle monitors can put detainees under house arrest and prevent them from entering prohibit zones.

The demonstration showed that the monitor immediately alerted the control centre when a wearer tried to destroy or remove it or enter a prohibited zone or leave his restrict area.

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