Electronic home detention, often referred to as home incarceration, holds criminal defendants accountable for their offenses but also allows them to remain employed and support their families. Offenders are monitored, 24 hours a day, by an electronic device worn around the ankle. Field Officers make frequent home and employment visits to monitor compliance with the program.
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.