Comment on new tagging contract for G4S

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Our director Richard Garside is quoted in a Guardian story this morning over the award of a £25m tagging contract to the controversial private security company, G4S.

Under the contract, the company will supply equipment for the new generation of GPS tags to monitor the movements of convicted offenders.

G4S is currently under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office into allegations that it overcharged on a previous monitoring contract.

In June 2015 we revealed that G4S was still being paid millions of pounds a month for electronic tagging, more than a year after it had been banned from running the contract.

Richard told The Guardian:

Despite past problems and an ongoing criminal investigation, the hold G4S has over the Ministry of Justice only seems to be tightening.

While plans to ’transform’ rehabilitation are foundering, Ministers appear willing to pull out all the stops to rehabilitate G4S.