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Cape Verde to soon introduce electronic ankle bracelets as alternative to prison

Cape Verde will introduce electronic ankle bracelets as an alternative to prison, used mainly for petty offenses, to reduce prison overcrowding and promote social reintegration, according to the system unveiled today.

Electronic monitoring of prisoners emerged in the 1960s and became widely used in the United States in the 1980s.

Since then, it has been used in many countries, and Cape Verde will follow the Portuguese model, according to Justice Minister Joana Rosa.

The solution was developed by VisonWare, a Portuguese IT company that has been present in Cape Verde for more than 15 years and has more than 20 . . .

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