Understanding Home Detention Curfews

Ryan Harman of The Prison Reform Trust, has published an article in the latest edition of Inside Time explaining the eligibility criteria and process for Home Detention Curfew (HDC).

HDC is a scheme which allows some people to be released from custody early to a suitable address, providing they stay there during certain hours – usually a 12-hour period through the night. This is monitored by an electronic tag. Ryan states ‘HMPPS are currently trying to improve the procedures for those who are eligible for HDC, and this drive is accompanied by new guidance for prisons… The aims are to make sure that those eligible are identified early, that the process operates without delays and, most importantly, that release on HDC becomes the norm for people who are eligible.’

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