Aussie state forces sex offenders to wear electronic tracking devices

Source: Xinhua| 2018-11-30 13:57:24|Editor: Yang Yi
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SYDNEY, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- Sex offenders on parole will now be tracked with electronic ankle bracelets, after the New South Wales (NSW) State government in Australia introduced strict new measures on Friday, to "make communities safer."

"All sex offenders will have their movements very closely monitored by NSW Corrective Services' security and intelligence branches," NSW Minister for Corrections David Elliott announced.

In addition to the 24-hour monitoring, under the new measures, authorities will have more power to tighten regulations on offenders' "behaviour, housing, movements, communications, employment and other aspects of their life."

If a breach does occur, the State Parole Authority will be notified immediately and tasked with revoking parole and sending the perpetrator back to jail.

Other aspects of the new regulations aim to strengthen cooperation between agencies, with the Department of Corrective Services and the NSW Police Force set to implement better intelligence sharing and communication strategies when it comes to dangerous sex offenders.

"These changes enhance and strengthen our management of these offenders, making clear that community protection is our absolute priority," NSW Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Severin said.