The Offender's Tag Association
THE OFFENDER'S TAG ASSOCIATION is a penal reform group dedicated to bringing to the fore the potential of the electronic monitoring of offenders as a means of handling offenders and reducing crime. It was founded in 1982 by the author-publisher Tom Stacey, a year after he had taken his proposals on the electronic monitoring of offenders to the Home Office, and a year before tagging first tentatively entered the penal scene, in Colorado, USA.
The aims of the OTA carry the formal endorsement and moral
support of a range of experienced figures versed in the
handling of crime and delinquency, in penology, in electronic
research, and in relevant politics and policy-making. These
include: Lord Carr of Hadley; Dudley Fishburn; Sir James
Hennessy; Lady Gardner of Parkes; Professor Robert Lilly;
John McVicar; Rt. Hon. David Maclean; Lord Ramsbotham;
Rev. Nicolas Stacey; Rev. Peter Timms; Rt Hon Sir John
The OTA is in no way beholden to the electronic monitoring industry, and has no political affiliation.
The Director of the OTA is Tom Stacey (www.tomstacey.com)