What is house arrest or electronic monitoring?
Select counties in South Dakota have programs that allow defendants that have been sentenced to serve time in county jail to serve that sentence while residing at home with his or her family and work as normally scheduled. In order to qualify for electronic monitoring or house arrest, the sentencing court must authorize electronic monitoring or house arrest as an alternative to serving the entire sentence in the county jail. In addition, the facility administering the electronic monitoring or house arrest program may have additional requirements that must be satisfied in order to utilize the program. These requirements can vary from county to county, but electronic monitoring or house arrest programs typically cost around $30 per day, require the participant to wear an ankle G.P.S. monitor, and require that the participant be able to pass random alcohol and drug tests.
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