Downing Street: 'Lie detector pilots for freed sex offenders a success'

A Downing Street source has said today that pilot schemes using lie detectors to manage sex offenders in the community have been a "success". The source said:

It's vital that we protect the public from serious sex offenders. That's why the conditions after they leave prison need to be both strict and rigorously enforced.

The pilot schemes using lie detectors to manage offenders in the community have been a success.

So now we're looking at how it could be rolled out to provide probation officers with more information to manage the most serious sex offenders.

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Lie detectors for sex offenders

750 of the country's most dangerous sex offenders face being forced to take lie detector tests before leaving jail, after the Government deemed a pilot scheme to have been a success.