The Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office Electronic Monitoring Unit identifies county inmates and federal inmates (referred by the Federal Bureau of Prisons) that are eligible to step-down to lower custody on a Global Positioning System (GPS) bracelet. Eligibility criteria is based on completion/participation of programs, positive adjustment, results of LSCMI (level of service management inventory) and length of sentence.
BCSO’s Electronic Monitoring Officers ensure that all inmates in the program issued a GPS bracelet comply with the program’s requirements by conducting unannounced visits to their residences and places of employment, monitoring their physical locations, and offender drug and alcohol testing compliance.
Electronic Monitoring Programs (a/k/a the bracelet) help inmates reintegrate into society by allowing them to step-down from incarceration early, reside with their family members, work, and participate in treatment programs as they transition and become a productive member of society.
The BCSO Electronic Monitoring Program is a cost effective tool which helps alleviate overcrowding in jails and reduces the cost for housing inmates.