Reviewed on: March 30,2019

Can you tell me about home incarceration

Asked: March 28,2019
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Home incarceration is one step removed from the halfway house. Offenders on home confinement wear a monitoring device usually on their ankle (i wore mine on my wrist, it looked like a watch and no one knew the difference) which is a conversation-starter for sure. The home confinement recipient must have a job and an approved residence with a verified landline telephone.

Here is a typical day

  • You wake up at least once in the middle of the night to a call from the PO to make sure you are in bed. They might even request you coming in for a breathalyzer or urine sample.
  • When you are ready for work, you must call in before you leave so that the PO knows to suppress the monitor alarm. Once you arrive at your job, you must call your PO from the work number.
  • You may not go out for lunch.
  • When you are ready to leave, you call your PO from the work phone and again when you arrive at home from your home landline.
  • You cannot go out past your own property line, no short runs, no gym time, no shopping even (although you can get a one hour pass once per week),
  • but you may get approval to go to religious services, but the same protocol exists where you are in constant contact with your PO.

It doesn't sound fun, but it is 100% better than where you came from (prison or halfway house).

Accepted Answer Date Created: March 30,2019

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