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2008-01-18
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UK Intends to Implant RFID Chips into Prisoners

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Tagged As: Legal, RFID, Society, Technology, and UK

In 2005, prisons in the United Kingdom reached record capacities. By 2006, they were overcrowded and looking to breach 77,000 inmates. To alleviate the situation, the UK considered a "prisoners without bars" program using ankle bracelets for criminals of lesser offenses but scrapped the idea fearing prisoners would simply remove them. The idea has resurfaced with a twist, this time using RFIDs instead of ankle bracelets. Consumer privacy advocates show little concern for the criminals, but are concerned whether or not "the rest of us could be next."



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