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What is Alternative Sentencing
A. Sentences for a criminal conviction can take many forms, and a conviction doesn’t always mean a trip to jail or prison. Electronic monitoring can maintain the integrity of the judicial process by securing defendants, protecting victims, witnesses and the community from threat, danger or interference, allowing the defendant to serve their sentence productively while serving their family, work, and community.
Alternative Sentencing focuses on offenders and their readiness for rehabilitation through the application of evidence based practices designed to reduce re-offending and increase individual accountability with the goal of enhancing public safety and reducing recidivism.
Sentencing options combined with Gps monitoring are a win-win for both those convicted of crimes and the criminal justice system.
They can prevent jails and prisons from becoming overcrowded and help give offenders, especially first-time offenders, a chance to rehabilitate and set their life straight.
Q. What is Pretrial release
“The purposes of the pretrial release: Include providing due process to those accused of crime, maintaining the integrity of the judicial process by securing defendants for trial, and protecting victims, witnesses and the community from threat, danger or interference.” American Bar Association.
What is House Arrest /Home Detention Monitoring
A. Traditional RF, or house arrest, technology confirms the date and time enrollees enter and leave their home. The most common configuration is a radio-frequency transmitter unit that sends a signal to a fixed location receiving unit in the offender’s residence. The residence unit uses either a land line or a cellular network to relay information to a service center computer.
What is Electronic Monitoring with GPS Ankle Bracelet:
A. Using a combination of Satellite, GPS and wireless network technologies, these tracking devices transmit data on a 24-hour basis using commercial cellular networks. And because the technology is so advanced, it allows the monitoring agency to create specific inclusion and exclusion zones, mapping, and tracking, so that your whereabouts are always known.
Q. How does Judicial-Link GPS Electronic Monitoring Program Work
A. Judicial-Link GPS Electronic Monitoring Program uses Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites for supervised electronic confinement, sometimes referred to as SEC, EMP, House Arrest, Home Detention, or Home Confinement.
The purpose of an Electronic Monitoring Program (supervised electronic confinement), like that of prison or jail, is to restrict your freedom to a particular location, in this case, your residence.
This involves the use of a GPS BLUtag Ankle Monitor typically worn on the ankle to verify that you are at designated locations at specific times. Sentencing and Probation guidelines with terms & conditions may be applied.
** If you are a non-residence of the County or State in which your case being heard, you will need authorization from the Court to allow Private Electronic Monitoring.
** If the Sheriff or Probation Department has declined your application for electronic monitoring, you will need authorization from the Court to allow Private Electronic Monitoring.
When an enrollee is fitted with the BLUtag Ankle Monitor, the Global Positioning System (GPS) monitoring works due to the triangulation of satellites orbiting the earth.
To “triangulate” means that a GPS receiver measures distance using the travel time of radio signals. When a user’s GPS ankle bracelet reads the signals sent to it by the satellites, these signals can provide information as to the wearer’s location, speed of movement and direction of movement.
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What is the Lease Term for your Gps devices
A. Typically there is a 20 day minimum billing period and lease term for electronic monitoring devices.
If resources permit we will try to accommodate shorter time periods however the enrollee is responsible for paying our minimum 20 days.
What are the monitoring fees
A. Setup: There is a one-time set up and activation fee for devices.
Daily Fees: Monitoring fees are based on a daily rate.
Electronic monitoring programs are based on offense or risk level and court ordered parameters.
Who performs the monitoring?
A. The Monitoring Centers are open 24-hours per day, 7-days a week, 365 days a year.
B. Trained Monitoring personnel are there for you around-the-clock!
Q. What Devices are supported by Judicial-Link.
A. Securus Technoliges BLUtag GPS Ankle Monitor, SoberTrack for Alcohol Sobriety Monitoring, and BLUhome Home Detention.
Q. What happens in the event of a Program Violation.
A. Judicial-Link is required to report any program violations as outlined in the Electronic Monitoring Program Agreement.
Violations are reported to the Court and Supervising Legal Authority. i.e. District Attorneys Office,
Probation Department, and or Sheriff Office.
How does the monitoring center notify me if there is a problem?
A. You can be notified via text message, phone call, and or email.
Are the Monitoring Devices waterproof?
A. Our Gps ankle device for electronic monitoring is waterproof, up to a point.
You may take showers only with the device.
What about my privacy.