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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Supervision Types

In 1987, the Florida Legislature approved the implementation of electronic monitoring, expanding the capabilities for the surveillance of offenders through the use of electronic monitoring devices pursuant to Section 948.11, Florida Statutes.

Probation:

A court-ordered term of community supervision under specified conditions for a specific period of time that cannot exceed the maximum sentence for the offense. The probationer is required to abide by all conditions ordered by the court. Violation of these conditions may result in revocation by the court and imposition of any sentence, which it might have imposed when originally placing the offender on probation. The probationer is generally required to pay the cost of supervision to the State of Florida, and may have additional conditions requiring payment of restitution, court costs and fines, public service and various types of treatment.

Community Control:

A form of intensive supervised house arrest in the community, including surveillance on weekends and holidays.

Drug Offender Probation:

Drug Offender Probation is an intensive form of supervision, which emphasizes treatment of drug offenders in accordance with individualized treatment plans. The program includes elements of surveillance and random drug testing. Contacts are made by correctional probation senior officers to ensure offenders remain drug free.

Post Prison Release:

Post prison release offenders are released from prison on some form of supervision, other than probation or community control.  These types of post prison release supervision include parole, conditional release, and addiction recovery supervision.

Sex Offender Probation:

Sex Offender Probation is designated for offenders placed on probation whose crimes were committed on or after October 1, 1995, and who are placed under supervision for violation of Chapter 794, s. 800.04, s. 827.071, or s. 847.0145. Per Florida Statute, the court must impose specific special conditions, as set forth in s. 948.30, in addition to all other standard and special conditions imposed. Additional conditions are imposed if the offender committed a crime on or after October 1, 1997, for violation of Chapter 794, s. 800.04, s. 827.071 or s. 847.0145. Sex Offender Probation is designed to enhance the protection of the community and to require treatment/counseling for the offender.

Types of Electronic Monitoring

Global Positioning System (GPS):

Refers to an electronic monitoring system with cellular communication capability that works through the use of an ankle bracelet attached to the offender.  The active system is a global positioning satellite receiver that provides near real time tracking of offender locations and reporting of offender alarm notifications through e-mail, fax, pages or text message.

Radio Frequency Monitoring (RF):

Refers to a type of electronic monitoring system that utilizes a bracelet attached to the offender that is electronically tethered to a receiver with phone communication capability.  RF provides offender monitoring during the hours of home confinement, and only monitors the offender’s presence or absence from the home.