Alternative penalty: Ministry authorises remote monitoring of convicts
TDT | Manama
Bahrain will employ “electronic systems and applications” to monitor the rehabilitation and training programmes of convicts benefiting from alternative punishment, remotely. Minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments, Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa announced this yesterday.
The ministry authorises “live high-quality audio-visual broadcasting” of the rehabilitation and training programmes for monitoring purposes. Before installing, the electronic system or application must be approved by the Interior Ministry (MoI )’s Directorate of Verdicts Implementation.
The systems or apps will be used to monitor a convicts’ participation in the programmes, compliance and notify the beneficiaries of the dates of on-line lectures. It will also generate periodic reports on the convicts’ commitment to the programmes for MoI’s Directorate of Verdicts Implementation to review.