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Posted 4 years ago in Crime by Janet Raasch  
Home Confinement Can Be an Alternative to Prison

Today’s jails and prisons are overcrowded and expensive. To cope, court systems increasingly offer home confinement, or house arrest, as an alternative to traditional incarceration. Home confinement became much more common after the advent of the electronic monitoring bracelet in 1983. In addition, the home confinement alternative allows eligible offenders to retain or seek employment, maintain family relationships and responsibilities, and attend appropriate rehabilitation programs.   Who Is Eligible for Home Confinement? Usually, the option of home confinement is granted …

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