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NCJ Number: 126946 Find in a Library
Title: Electronic Monitoring: From Innovation to Acceptance in Five Years
Journal: Corrections Today  Volume:52  Issue:6  Dated:(October 1990)  Pages:96-98
Author(s): J Putnam
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 3
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: More than 2,000 offenders are in Michigan's electronic monitoring system (EMS), and compliance has exceeded expectations.
Abstract: Electronic monitoring services were first offered as a sentencing option to all circuit courts in Michigan. The goal was to divert appropriate offenders from prison. Probation agents were also encouraged to recommend EMS as an enhancement to court-ordered supervision. The probation EMS program is now used statewide, and there are more than 800 felony probationers in the system. Michigan's community residential program uses electronic monitors to enhance program supervision rather than to divert people from prison. Parole has not used EMS as much as probation and the community residential program. The State of Michigan plans to use EMS more in parole in 1991, particularly for technical rule violators, as an alternative to return to prison. EMS is also used in certain cases for low-risk felony offenders, juveniles in the care of the Department of Social Services, and misdemeanor offenders. With crowded jails in many counties, EMS offers an alternative to jail incarceration for low-risk offenders.
Main Term(s): Electronic monitoring of offenders
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Juvenile probation services; Michigan; Probation conditions; Probation or parole services
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