The Legislature is trying to reduce the prison population. But home confinement just isn’t working, lawmakers heard this week.
"The act, which started in the Senate, cut back on the furlough options, including home confinement. Sears said the option hadn’t been very successful and was fairly expensive. Shaw said home confinement was very expensive because of the monitoring needed of those who were sentenced but outside a facility. “It requires 24/7 monitoring. You have to know where the person is all the time, and it has to be actively monitored. So it’s a pretty expensive proposition,” he said."
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