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Man With Ankle Monitor Found In Canada

By SANCHESKA BROWN

Tribune Staff Reporter

sbrown@tribunemedia.net

A MAN on bail wearing an ankle monitoring bracelet was discovered in Canada.

Police have not released any details about the incident but The Tribune understands no one knew the accused was out of the country until Tuesday.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson said he was just recently informed of the infraction, but did not know exactly what happened.

Calls to ICS Security Concepts, the company in charge of the electronic monitoring system, as well as a call to the Minister of National Security were not returned up to press time.

The Tribune also understands this latest breech has prompted the government not to renew their contract with ICS Security when it expires in November.

Last month, Minister of State for National Security Keith Bell said the government intends to review the electronic monitoring system and its management company over an “unacceptable” number of breaches.

While the company has maintained it is effectively monitoring over 300 ankle bracelets, both Mr Bell and Prime Minister Perry Christie expressed doubts over whether the contract with ICS Security Concepts will be renewed later this year.

Speculation over the monitoring system’s efficacy was heightened following the discovery of a badly decomposed body of a man wearing an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet in bushes off an isolated track road on the north-side of the South Beach canal.

However, Mr Bell said the government had expressed concerns over “fundamental issues” with the use of electronic monitoring before they took office last year.

“The question one has to ask,” he said, “is the government spending a substantial amount of money for this? We know that in excess of 400 persons are on the system, we know for a fact that as part of the contract even if a person is on the system and rearrested the government is being continuously billed for the bracelet even if they are in the system.

He added: “The fact of the matter is the government has invested in it and the responsibility on (ICS) is to ensure that there are no breaches, either you do it or you can’t. This is not the first, definitely not the second, we’ve had a number of persons who were either found murdered on the ankle bracelet system, or they were targeted, or they actually went out there and committed more crimes.”

The contract with the security firm will expire November 1.

Comments

hnhanna 5 years, 5 months ago

how did he got through airport security

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JohnDoes 5 years, 5 months ago

MY GOD. I hope this is a hoax. Do you know how detrimental this is or can be to our National Security credibility, internationally? If this is not enough to terminate the ankle bracelet plan/contract then the Bahamas is really going down like 'Air-Tran'. You see it is things like this that shows that the Government has not thoroughly thought this entire thing through. It sounded like a good plan, but really in our Bahamas, in this day and age, and with the types of lawlessness being conceived here, you would think that there would be more stiffer penalties rather than this device that we have WASTED another set of tax dollars on. I hope Mr. Nottage and his team can whip up a good excuse and blame ICS for this as they never take full responsibility; is it not now evident that this device was a lousy implementation? We the people have already expressed that this was not a good idea, but we couldn't bite the hand the fed, and oh yea 'protected' us. The govt is now to blame for even considering this; both FNM and PLP because they both believed in this implementation.

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