Supervision Releases by Category in
FY 2006-07 (Total 104,895)
The number of offenders released from supervision has increased the last five years from 98,064 in FY 2002-03 to 104,895 releases in FY 2006-07.
Nearly one-third (32.6%) of the offenders were released due to technical revocation, followed by 27.0% released through satisfaction of their sentence and 23.0% were released through some type of court action.
Many offenders on supervision are tested for drugs regularly. If they test positive, their supervision is revoked and they may be sent to prison.
There are many types of electronic monitoring systems, including radio frequency, active and passive GPS. This particular unit is an active GPS tracking device, which monitors offenders in near real time.