Electronic home monitoring

Hennepin County’s Electronic Home Monitoring program is a community-based alternative sanction used by the courts in lieu of incarceration for low-risk offenders. On any given day, over 400 offenders are monitored electronically in Hennepin County.

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How are residents monitored?

Residents are monitored electronically 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the use of:

  • Proximity monitoring equipment to ensure the location of residents
  • Remote breathalyzer monitoring equipment, which measures blood alcohol content from breath samples

Program requirements

Program participants must have:

  • A verifiable address and be able to stay at that residence
  • A valid phone number to be reached at any time either by a mobile phone and/or landline phone

Admissions process

Reporting

Adult offenders ordered to serve a sentence on electronic home monitoring must report to the Client and Community Restoration (CCR) building located at 3000 2nd St. N., Minneapolis on the date and time specified by the court. Only the sentencing judge may change report date.

Documentation

When you report to Client and Community Restoration, you must bring:

  • Identification (i.e., driver's license or state issued ID)
  • A copy of the commitment issued by the court

Fees

  • A $35 booking fee will be charged
  • Residents on electronic home monitoring with work release as a sentencing component will be charged $20 per day
  • Residents can request a fee waiver due to financial hardship
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