Community Corrections: Electronic Home Detention (EHD)
SCSO Community Corrections Division offers an Electronic Home Detention program where qualifying offenders can serve their sentence at home while maintaining their employment and residence. Inmates are only allowed to leave their home for work, school, treatment, or other approved activities.
Electronic offender management is accomplished by a number of devices including traditional radio frequency (RF), Global Positioning System (GPS) and in-home alcohol monitoring. SCSO Corrections Deputies monitor this equipment 24/7 via wireless communications and online software.
Radio Frequency Transmitter and Receiver
A waterproof transmitter is attached to the inmate's ankle and a receiver is connected to a phone line in the residence. The receiver reports all leaves/enters, curfew violations, equipment tampers and equipment status. This information is reported to Corrections Deputies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A cellular receiver may be available for those offenders who do not have a landline phone.
Global Positioning System (GPS)
The GPS system allows SCSO to track offenders via gobal satellite coverage using a unique cell phone device. This unit gives Corrections Deputies the ability to contact an inmate to relay information and correct or eliminate undesirable behavior before it becomes a violation. Inmates cannot call out on the device. Inclusion zones such as home, work, etc. can be electronically established to notify Corrections Deputies when an offender has left that area. Exclusion zones can be established to alert Corrections Deputies when an offender has gone into an area that is not allowed.
In-Home Alcohol Monitoring
This unit will randomly or upon scheduled intervals check offenders for the consumption of alcohol. The system signals the offender at home 3-4 times daily and requests that the test be taken. Each test consists of a digital photo image of the offender taken at the same time the offender provides a deep lung sample by blowing into the device. The digital photo is compared to the original photo taken under staff supervision at the time of enrollment.
- Accurate Electro-chemical Breath Alcohol Tester
- Deep Lung Sampling
- Integrated Visual Offender Identification
- Automatic Lighting Sensor
- Automatic Voice Prompted Operation
- Scheduled, Random or On-Demand Tests
The Electronic Home Detention program requires offenders to:
- Have authorization from the court allowing EHD as an option
- Have basic telephone service in the home with no special features on the line such as call waiting, call forwarding, voice mail, caller, ID, etc.
- Have a basic touch-tone telephone (cordless telephones are not allowed to be connected to the monitoring equipment)
- Program fees begin at $10.95 per day for basic monitoring. This fee may increase if additional equipment is required such as GPS or alcohol monitoring
- Upon entry to EHD the offender will pay the first 10 days in advance and a $100.00 (refundable) deposit on the home detention equipment
- Provide corrections staff with a urine and breath sample at the date and time of booking
- Submit to random drug and alcohol testing while in the program.
omply with additional conditions as outlined by the court and Community Corrections Division
- Be sentenced or pretrial
- Have no outstanding warrants
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