November 30, 2021

Half of the electronic bracelets were out of order for more than five hours on Monday, no incidents reported according to the prison administration

About 50% of electronic bracelets and anti-reconciliation in France were down on Monday, said the prison administration. So far, “no incidents” have been reported.

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Operation “about 50%” of the nearly 15,000 electronic bracelets and anti-reconciliation used on French territory was affected by a failure Monday, October 25, said the prison administration Tuesday. The outage was caused by an incident that lasted five hours and forty minutes, from 4:10 p.m. to 9:50 p.m. She was “resolved” around 6:25 p.m. and the bracelets were gradually reconnected until they returned to normal.

The prison administration ensures that at “At this stage, no incident resulting from this interruption of this service has been reported.” Furthermore, “the people placed under surveillance did not have the possibility of realizing the incident in progress”. As for the alarms that should have been triggered during the outage, “they were stored by the software and have since been analyzed”.

The Minister of Justice Eric Dupond-Moretti asked the director of the prison administration to “to receive those responsible for the system within the Thalès company so that they can provide all the necessary clarifications and specify the measures taken so that such an incident does not happen again”.