Electronic Monitoring failed to stop Darwin shooter

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Last night’s shooting tragedy in Darwin was carried out by a paroled prisoner who was being monitored electronically. It’s a method increasingly being used by Corrective Services across Australia, with the assumption that they are still being watched and can’t step out of line. In this case such surveillance failed, and the incident raises questions about how useful it is and whether it should be being used to allow potentially dangerous people out on parole.

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