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Electronic Monitoring [ELM] / Alternative Sentencing Program [ASP]


House Arrest

The Bond/ELM program was first offered in 2010 and was designed to provide very intensive supervision to high risk Felony Bond cases.  Three types of supervision are offered in this program include the following:

  • GPS with work and/or school release
  • Full house arrest with GPS
  • Full house arrest with RF

This program is also offender funded.  These programs average between 120 and 130 total defendants under supervision at any given time

The Electronic Leg Monitoring (ELM) Programs provide an opportunity for defendants to be out of Jail under House Arrest.  While on the program they can go to Work and/or School while under intensive ELM supervision if allowed by judge. These ELM Programs are operated by one (1) Program Manager , seven (7) Electronic Monitoring Officers and one (1)Sr. Secretary.  The Alternative Sentencing Program (ASP) was the first ELM program offered by the Department of Criminal Justice in 2009.  It was designed to offer an alternative for those Defendants with County Jail sentences when the County Work Release programs were shut down.  Judges could now sentence qualifying defendants to ASP/ELM which is an offender funded program instead of a costly jail sentence.   The supervision of this program is intensive and uses RF or GPS monitoring equipment.