|Supervised Probation Services
With only two sentencing options (jail or fine), electronic house arrest give the court an
alternative option. The offender agrees to comply with specific arrangements for being
home and wears an electronic transmitter that lets the home office know when he is at
home and when he has left home. There are devices that also contain GPS signals so
the probation office can know the actual location of the probationer.
Electronic House Arrest was started in the early 80s with the intent to relieve jail
overcrowding by providing another form of "confinement" for non-violent offenders.
Supervised Probation Services uses an electronic ankle bracelet that communicates
with a modem hooked into the offenders home land line telephone system.
Fees for this program are charged daily and are paid in advance.
Supervised Probation Services offers two kinds of electronic monitoring. One that lets
the office know when you are home and when you are not. This is called Electronic
House Arrest. The other is a consistent alcohol monitor that lets the office know when
you consume any alcoholic beverage.
Both systems have very sophisticated tampering alerts.
Electronic House Arrest
Continuous Electronic Alcohol Monitoring
Supervised Probation Services uses an electronic ankle bracelet to detect minor
amounts of alcohol. The device has very sensitive sensors that are able to detect
alcohol in the perspiration of the probationer. The device communicates with the
modem and lets the office know that there has been alcohol consumption.
The fees for this program are charged daily and are paid in advance.