ERIC Number: ED273876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
House Arrest: Florida's Community Control Program.
Chi, Keon S.
This report highlights Florida's house arrest program, a new alternative to prison incarceration viewed as a significant criminal justice experiment. The implementation and operation of the community control program is decribed, specific goals and objectives of the community control program are listed, and a preliminary assessment is offered. Major features of Florida's community control program are described, including house arrest, employment and reparation, and pilot projects to electronically monitor offenders. In an effort to discuss transferability of the community control concept and strategies, including electronic monitoring devices, the report also highlights the results of a survey of 50 state corrections agencies on home incarceration programs. The survey results are presented in three groups: (1) states which have experimented with community control programs allowing low risk offenders to live and work in the community under intensive supervision; (2) states which have initiated such programs in 1986; and (3) states which have experimented with electronic monitoring devices as a means of intensive supervision. The report concludes that, after more than two years of testing, the Florida community control program may be seen as an option supplying an alternative to prison incarceration and as a program that may be tested in other states. (NB)
The Council of State Governments, Iron Works Pike, P.O. Box 11910, Lexington, KY 40578 (free to state officials, $4.00 to all others).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of State Governments, Lexington, KY.
Identifiers - Location: Florida