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Washington County Electronic Monitoring Program

The Washington County Jail allows a limited number of inmates the opportunity to serve their sentence in the community. Specific qualifications are listed below to apply for this program.



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The Washington County Sheriff’s Office operates an Electronic Monitoring Program as an alternative to physical confinement within the facility, providing a cost effective, structured and monitored environment.  Our office utilizes GPS technology as a tool to assist with monitoring the movements and compliance of inmates enrolled on the Program.  GPS technology combined with home visits allows Officers to more closely monitor inmate movement while increasing the level of community safety.

The Electronic Monitoring Program was designed for offenders who pose a minimal risk to the community, yet whose behavior and offense indicate a need for close supervision.  The program can be used for offenders who have special needs or problems tht may be better handled in their home environment.

1.  Electronic Monitoring Program may be used as a tool to:

  • Manage inmate population
  • Monitor and maintain closer supervision of work release inmates
  • Handle special circumstances where incarceration inside the facility is undesirable

2.  Inmates are selected for participation in the Electronic Monitoring Program based on the
     following criteria:

  • Criminal history
  • Current charges
  • Institutional history
  • Ability to pay fees
  • Serious childcare/parental concerns
  • Special medical needs
  • Information provided by the inmates

3.  Each inmate will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and may, by using the following criteria,
     be considered ineligible for the Electronic Monitoring Program:

  • Crime causing death or great bodily harm
  • Domestic crimes within the past 2 years
  • Convictions involving the possession or sale of drugs
  • Inmates determined to be a threat to public safety based on a pattern of offenses or
    documented behaviors involving violence or threats of violence
  • Ineligibility by court order
  • Non-support
  • Contempt of court
  • Prior removal from the Electronic Monitoring Program

All input from the above resources will be taken into consideration while determining participation in the Program, with the final approval or denial coming from the Sheriff. The Sheriff may waive or add conditions to any individual inmate's participation in the Electronic Monitoring Program.


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