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Electronic Bail for Female Offenders

This is something I have wondered about for quite some time – whether electronic bail is applied more liberally for the ‘fairer sex’ for the same crime?

A 29 year old woman, arrested yesterday, appeared in the Blenheim District Court this morning, charged with drug related offending and breaching electronic bail conditions.

The prisoner has been remanded in custody with further charges pending.

In a statement from police today we see:

Marlborough Police will not tolerate the supply and use of illicit drugs and will continue to work to reduce the harm on our community.

Is it the case that further offending and additional police work is caused by the biased application of electronic bail involving female offenders?