Home Detention Curfew (HDC)
What is a Home Detention Curfew?http://www.offendersfamilieshelpline.org/index.php/hdc/
A Home Detention Curfew (HDC), or ‘tag’ as it is commonly known, is a scheme that allows certain offenders to be released from prison early subject to an electronically monitored curfew. Prisoners serving sentences of between three months and four years can be considered for the scheme which can grant early release between two weeks and 135 days earlier than the half way point of the sentence. HDC is a privilege, not a right, and despite a HDC date being automatically generated for the majority of prisoners, not all prisoners will be eligible. Certain offences automatically rule out the prospect of release under the scheme.