A former client, who has lived in the UK since he was a child after his family fled civil war, shares his story of being forced to wear a GPS Tag by the Home Office.

"I tried to explain there was no need to tag me and that I would never abscond. After all, I have a child here who I want to stay with. They decided to tag me anyway."

"My world contracted, and my mental health went into freefall. I came to realize I wasn’t really free: I was in an outside prison. The government knew where I was 24/7. Were they really concerned I would abscond, or did they simply want to intrude on my life?"

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