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Electronic ankle bracelets to be tried from March 1

Feb 27. 2018
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By Photo and story by Rachanon Intharaksa
The Nation

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The Courts of Justice on Tuesday unveiled Electronic Monitoring (EM) devices to be attached to the ankles of people released temporarily from custody.

A pilot project for use by 23 courts, replacing the bail system, begins on Thursday (March 1).

The aim is to prevent suspects jumping bail and the incarceration of people who cannot afford to post bail.

The project addresses issues of social inequity and jail overcrowding.

The agency has established an Electronic Monitoring Centre at Bangkok’s Ratchadapisek Criminal Court.

Operating around the clock, it will monitor suspects wearing EM devices and limit their travel range.

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