Home Incarceration

Home Incarceration

Home Incarceration is another program that is offered by the Prince George County Sheriff’s Office. This program provides the courts with an alternative, cost effective method of incarceration for low risk non violent offenders. 

Our program requires the inmate to wear an electronic monitor and a GPS tracking unit when away from home. The tracking unit allows deputies to track the inmates whereabouts. Inmates are allowed to leave the home for work and counseling. The courts also can order random drug and alcohol test. 

The cost for this program is paid by the inmate at $10.00 a day. 

The Prince George County Sheriff’s Office accepts inmates into the program as a result of a court order. This is a voluntary program. 

Eligibility Requirements 

A.) Must have a permanent address in the tri-city area. 

B.) Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older or a juvenile adjudicated as an adult. 

C.) Must have basic telephone service at his/her residence. Not cellular. 

D.) Must be sentenced to serve time in jail. State time may or may not qualify. 

E.) Must have paid all fines, court cost, court ordered fees, and arrears in advance to being placed on the program. 

F.) Must not have any outstanding warrants, charges, and/or detainers pending or filed against him/her prior to or subsequent to placement into the program. 

G.) Must not have a history of or be sentenced for escape or attempted escape. 

H.) Must not have a history or be sentenced for assault & battery, malicious wounding, attempted murder, murder, armed robbery. Any other assault type charges will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. 

I.) Must not have a history of or be sentenced for any violent crimes such as but not limited to, rape, sexual assault, or aggravated sexual battery. 

J.) Must not have a history or be sentenced for a felony drug possession, distribution of a controlled substance, or conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. Misdemeanor drug convictions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

K.) Must not have been previously removed from any Sheriff’s or jail programs because of conduct. (Work release, educational release, work force program, or other home incarceration program.) 

L.) Must try to secure employment if unemployed. 

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