«The list of possible restrictions and obligations that can be included in a control order is long. It can place restrictions on what the person can use or possess, his place of work, place of residence, whom he speaks to, and where he can travel. Furthermore, the person can be ordered to surrender his passport, let the police visit his home at any time, report to officials at a specific time and place, and allow himself to be electronically tagged so his movements can be tracked.»
—Wikipedia; see also!
Pretty crass, huh? On the other hand, less than two dozen individuals were affected at any given time. Make of that what you will.
Somewhat spookily when I went to Amazon to look up the ratings for the now playing, the main page — before I'd entered anything, mind, like MDFMK, let alone Control — gave me a movie of the same name: Control, a biopic about Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis. Some coincidences are just freaky. ("What a useless scroll, all it says is «Hastur, Hastur, Hastur» …")