Curfew tags are a joke! - From a Mother of a prisoner

Hi, my son has been on an electronic tag whilst living us. They are a waste of time and the phone was going off at all hours when he was with us in the house. They are a waste of money because it did not stop him from shoplifting for drug money which is why he was put on a tag in the first place! My husband and I, although not funny in the slightest, laughed our heads off, not at our son but at the pathetic system that tagged a shoplifter when he could still shoplift during the day! It never helped us as a family because an electronic useless bit of machinery on ones ankle did not deter nor did it stop our son from using drugs.
He eventually went to prison for breaching his curfew which was inevitable in all fairness. It's a joke! From Mother of serving prisoner.