A woman was assaulted by a domestic abuser after he was confined to her home under a tagged curfew, an inspector has revealed – as he warned of a lack of checks.
Justin Russell, the chief inspector of probation, said it was “deeply concerning” and “unacceptable” that electronically tagged domestic abusers under restrictions were being allowed to live with potential victims.
On the one hand, if he’s a domestic abuser then this is possibly his domestic. So, after release (the tag is parole or summat) then why shouldn’t he return to his domestic? He’s been punished for his crime, no we don’t have sentences which say “You may not go home when time is served”.
On the other hand confining him with a tag to where the crime took place and another might doesn’t seem all that sensible either.
There doesn’t actually seem to be a fair answer either. What’s a penitent husband (no, imagine) supposed to do, rent another house while on parole? Or what’s the point of putting a scrote back into a target rich environment?