House arrest, or Electronic Monitoring (EM), is done through the utilization Global Positioning Satellites (GPS) and cellular technology to monitor a participant’s whereabouts. Participants are restricted to their residence for the entirety of their court-ordered criminal sentence. Participants are continuously monitored to ensure they are not leaving their residence with the exception of court-ordered appointments.
Eligibility requirements for the EM program
- Participants must be court-ordered to “All Options” or House Arrest.
- Participation for medically disabled individuals is determined at the discretion of the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.
* Documentation of medical hardship may be required for acceptance into the program.
* A co-habitant waiver form must be signed by any adult living with the participant.
* Participants are subject to home checks.
* All participants are subject to random drug and alcohol tests at the participant’s expense.
- Participants must provide documentation and obtain approval for any medical or court appointments to leave the house.
* The House Arrest fee is $25 per day, plus the $8 daily cost of electronic monitoring.
* Participants with sentence of 30 days or less must pay the ACSO fees prior to starting the program. Participants with a sentence of more than 30 days must pay the ACSO fee 30 days in advance.