Home Confinement/Electronic Monitoring Information
The home confinement program is a cost-effective alternative to
incarceration that may be judicially or administratively imposed as a
condition of pretrial release or supervision requiring participants to
remain in their residence for any portion of the day. The levels of
restriction in the home confinement program may range from a nighttime
curfew to 24-hour home incarceration. In addition, home confinement is
used for offenders nearing the final portion of their sentences, and as
an alternative to returning home on early release.
The home confinement program may incorporate an electronic monitoring
system that includes monitoring equipment and a transmitter designed to
alert a Probation Officer when a participant leaves a specific location,
returns home late or leaves early, or tampers with the electronic
monitoring equipment. The programs is a 24-hour operation.
If electronic monitoring is an option of release, the proposed residence
will be inspected to determine if it meets the specificity of the
program. In addition, the telephone line to which the monitor will
connected should be able to accommodate the monitoring equipment.
Specific details and requirements can be obtained from any Probation
Officer. The participant of the home confinement program may be ordered
to pay part or all of the daily cost of electronic monitoring, depending
on his or her ability to pay. The present cost of electronic monitoring
is $3.18 a day.