Thinking about electronic monitoring in the context of pre-trial detention in Belgium: a solution to prison overcrowding?

Eric Maes, Benjamin Mine, Caroline De Man, Rosamunde Van Brakel

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Abstract

Prison overcrowding is a major problem in the Belgian criminal justice system, with
almost 40% of the current population consisting of prisoners in remand custody. Driven
by a goal of prison overcrowding prevention, electronic monitoring has been
implemented nationally since 2000, but only as an alternative to the execution of the
entire or a part of the prison sentence imposed. This article aims to report some final
results of a recent research on the possible application of electronic monitoring as an
alternative to pre-trial detention in Belgium.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-22
Number of pages20
JournalEuropean Journal of Probation
Volume4
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Pre-trial detention
  • electronic monitoring
  • prison overcrowding

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