Lie detector tests have resulted in 63 of Britain’s worst paedophiles being sent back to prison after they confessed to breaking their conditions for early release.
The offenders were forced to take polygraph tests which determined that many of the former inmates posed an “immediate risk” to children.
The scheme was launched 12 months ago, in which time 492 convicted sex offenders have had to take the tests in England and Wales.
They had all been convicted of serious sex offences, including rape and child abuse, but were released before the end of their sentence on licence.
But new figures have revealed that 63 of those (13 per cent) confessed to breaking the conditions of their release, so were immediately sent back to prison.
Numerous offenders in recent years have gone on to re-offend after being released from jail and the hope is that the “year-long scheme” will help to stop this.
The Ministry of Justice has reported that offenders are “twice as likely” to confess to breaking conditions of their early release, if they are made to take a lie detector test, and it appears to have done the trick here.