Launching the scheme at the start of the month, the Ministry of Justice said the selected low-risk offenders would be electronically tagged and temporarily released on licence in stages, although they could be recalled at the first sign of concern.
It was seen as a way to avoid thousands of prisoners, many of whom share cells, from becoming infected.What could go wro...
But the BBC said the scheme would be temporarily halted after the accidental early release of inmates from two open prisons in Gloucestershire and Derbyshire.
The Prison Service attributed blame to human error and said processes would be changed.*sighs*