§ 451.117. House Arrest Program.

 (a)  The board will approve and implement written policies and procedures for the House Arrest Program.

 (b)  The House Arrest Program policies and procedures shall include the following elements:

   (1)  A drug testing capability for appropriate offenders.

   (2)  A requirement that offenders be employed or actively seeking employment or enrolled in educational program/vocational training or participating in community service, unless an offender is physically or mentally incapable of performing the same, and have fixed residences.

   (3)  A monitoring component which defines the frequency of face-to-face and collateral contacts to ensure offenders’ compliance with the conditions of the House Arrest Program.

   (4)  Limitation of the caseloads of House Arrest Program supervising officers consistent with the supervisory plan described in paragraph (3).

   (5)  A requirement that a minimum of two face-to-face and three collateral contacts be made by the supervising officers each month.

   (6)  Policy and procedure for responding to major and minor violations of House Arrest Program conditions.

 (c)  If utilized in conjunction with the House Arrest Program, electronic monitoring shall meet the requirements of §  451.114 (relating to Electronic Monitoring Program).

 (d)  A House Arrest Program for eligible DUI offenders shall be combined with an Electronic Monitoring Program in accordance with §  451.52(b)(2) (relating to sentencing restrictions).


   The provisions of this §  451.117 adopted September 27, 1991, effective September 28, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 4406; amended December 25, 1992, effective December 26, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 6112. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (160841).

Cross References

   This section cited in 37 Pa. Code §  451.34 (relating to Prison Facilities Improvement Act funding qualification and Intermediate Punishment Sentencing Act authority or Intermediate Punishment Sentencing Act authority only).

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