Electronic Monitoring San Diego | Home Detention San Diego
Courts are increasingly willing to consider electronic monitoring and home detention as alternative sentencing methods. Contrary to what some believe, electronic monitoring benefits the community and the family of the person serving time. The benefits of Home Detention San Diego far outweigh a jail sentence. When properly monitored, these benefits include:
• Reduced cost incarceration
• The ability to tailor consequences to the individual
• An opportunity for the individual to contribute to society
• A mechanism to hold violators immediately accountable
Reduced Cost of Incarceration
On average, according to the Public Policy Institute of California, it costs $114 per day to incarcerate an inmate. The average cost of Judicial-Link GPS is only $16 per day. Put another way, Judicial-Link GPS costs approximately 14 percent of the cost of traditional incarceration. Additionally, the defendant pays fees for Electronic Monitoring San Diego as a form of alternative sentencing. The taxpayer doesn’t cover the cost of electronic monitoring.
Consequences Tailored to the Individual
Judicial-Link GPS also has the ability to create exclusion zones. Sometimes, an individual is court-ordered to stay away from a particular address. This court order can be integrated into the individual’s Electronic Monitoring San Diego plan. If they enter the exclusion zone, Judicial-Link GPS receives that information. They can then alert the appropriate authorities about the breach.
With traditional incarceration methods, the government houses individuals, and budget dictates whether a jail can offer programs. However, the government cannot offer all the programming an individual may need. With Judicial Link GPS, the individual works with their program agent to identify resources. These resources may include individual counseling, GED classes, treatment, or job readiness training. The individual can participate in tailor-made programming while connected to Judicial-Link GPS. Judicial-Link GPS obtains immediate and ongoing feedback by using an ankle monitor. This way, the probation agent knows the individual is on track with their rehabilitation. If they skip a treatment session or fail to appear for job training, probation can find out immediately. How the BLUtag GPS Ankle Monitor Works
Using a combination of Satellite technologies and wireless networks, the device attempts to sends and receives a GPS data point every minute on a 24 hour basis. This allows Judicial-Link to create specific inclusion and exclusion zones, while mapping and tracking the enrollee’s location, date, time and any violations.
- Inclusion Zone: A circular or polygonal geographic area the enrollee is required to enter, usually set in feet or meters. Enrollees are required to enter and leave these zones at a specific time on a designated day. Example Home, Work and Court approved programs.
- Exclusion Zone: A geographic area the enrollee must not enter.
Exclusion zones are date and time sensitive, meaning the supervising agent determine the time frames and the days of the week the enrollee is not to enter the zone.
Contributing to Society
As a result of Home Detention San Diego, individuals can contribute to society. In addition to availing themselves of services as discussed above, the individual continues to contribute to their family unit. Whether getting the kids on the school bus, caring for an ailing parent or working to support the family, the individual being monitored continues to contribute to society. The absence of an incarcerated parent results in many hidden costs for society. Judicial-Link GPS and Electronic Monitoring San Diego put a stop to that.
Instant Feedback to Hold Offenders Accountable
While most people succeed in Home Detention San Diego with electronic monitoring, not everyone does. Typical reasons people fail on electronic monitoring include:
• Violating a court order such as a no-contact order or a restraining order
• Using alcohol in violation of a court order
• Failing to attend court-ordered treatment or counseling
When any of this conduct occurs while a person is on probation, it would be weeks or even months before probation deals with the issue. Judicial-Link GPS, with their electronic and alcohol-sensing monitoring 24/7, can provide immediate feedback.
Judicial-Link a private electronic monitoring company serves the regional composition of greater San Diego County. Getting started with Judicial-Link: http://judiciallink.com/getting-started/