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Flight Risk: Monitoring Technology and Health Care

flight risk: The Canada Border Services Agency detains thousands of new arrivals who are considered a flight risk or a danger to the public and those whose identities cannot be confirmed, according to Vancouver Courier. The Canadian Red Cross Society has found numerous shortcomings at facilities for immigrant detainees, including overcrowding and lack of mental health care. The government has spelled out details of how it will try to find alternatives to jailing newcomers to Canada, including use of voice recognition and monitoring technology to track people released in the community.article continues below Trending Stories66 people displaced after fire at Deep Cove seniors' residence Vancouver needs to spend 1 billion to prepare for one metre rise in sea level Man who packed a Christmas punch with snow globe sentenced to 30 days When men are the abused male survivors move forward The 138-million overhaul is intended to ensure detention is a last resort. Prior to Tuesday's federal announcement, the only way a migrant could be released from detention was if they posted a financial guarantee and agreed to conditions. An electronic monitoring pilot program will also be started in the Toronto area, and it will initially be used with 20 higher-risk releases. Now, there will be three alternatives.A new community case management system will see the CBSA working with organizations such as the Salvation Army, the John Howard Society of Canada and the Toronto Bail Program to help supervise up to 800 people after they are released.A new voice reporting system will use biometric voice recognition technology that could lead to 10,000 people reporting their whereabouts using global positioning features through cellphones or landlines. ( As reported in the news.