Electronic home detention, often referred to as house arrest, holds criminal offenders accountable for their offenses but also allows them to remain employed and support their families while paying their debt to society. House arrest rules are similar to the rules of adult probation, with a few very specific rules differences.
Indiana House Arrest Rules
While an individual is on house arrest in Indiana, the offender must follow certain rules for house arrest in Indiana. The house arrest rules in Indiana dictate the following:
- Offenders are monitored 24 hours a day by an electronic device worn around the ankle
- There will be no absences from home except for those situations/circumstances approved for absence by the Electronic Monitoring staff. Such situations/circumstances will be related to employment, counseling, treatment, medical care, education, the search for employment, church or scheduled/approved privilege time.
- Field Officers make frequent home and employment visits to monitor compliance with the program
- Be employed or in school full-time
- Employment at locations serving alcoholic beverages (i.e. liquor stores, taverns/bars, restaurants with liquor license) will not be approved for persons with any pending alcohol related offenses or history of alcohol abuse or alcohol offenses within the past five years.
- Submit to random drug and alcohol screening
- Attend any court ordered mental health or drug and alcohol counseling
- Offender must have a stable residence
- An approved residence will have no more than two apartments in a stand-alone dwelling
- Offender must have telephone service which must be free of the following options: call forwarding and Privacy Manager
- Pay house arrest fees
- The cost for electronic home detention is one hour’s wage per day or $10 which ever is greater. Therefore, the average weekly fees for electronic home detention are $70. In addition, offenders are required to pay a one-time initial fee of $75.
- Additional fees include $25.00 pre-screen fee, $140.00 hook up fee, $50.00 Administrative fee. $20.00 fee for change of location or removal of the bracelet outside of Court order (i.e. for CAT scans or MRIs), $50.00 for each drug screen administered.
Indiana House Arrest Components
The Indiana Department of Corrections electronic monitoring program includes three components:
- GPS monitoring
- Home detention
- Alcohol monitoring
Offenders must serve their sentence while receiving supervision and guidance through:
- Electronic monitoring
- Risk and need assessments
- Case planning to address criminogenic needs.
GPS monitoring, is used primarily when an offender is in Pre-Trial status. This form of house arrest monitoring is especially used in domestic violence or stalking cases. GPS monitoring uses global positioning satellite technology to actively monitor an accused or offenders movements outside of their home. If the offender goes to an area that is deemed to be an exclusion zone, the monitoring center contacts a case manager and/or field officer who investigates the potential house arrest rules violation.
Home Detention/House Arrest
Individuals on home detention/house arrest are actively supervised by individual Case Managers. Home Detention Case Managers regulatrly conduct face-to-face visits and maintain regular contact with clients.
Offenders may leave their residence for:
- Religious services
- Medical appointments
If clients or their family members must attend court ordered substance abuse treatment, mental health counseling, employment assistance, or other resources, case managers will provide any necessary, relevant referral information as well as actively monitor attendance in programs.
Alcohol monitoring is generally used in alcohol-related cases and can be used in conjunction with house arrest and/or GPS monitoring. Offenders that are accepted in the alcohol monitoring program are required to blow into the mouthpiece of a monitoring device that detects alcohol consumption.
Are You Subject to Indiana House Arrest Rules
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