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Home detention

The Chief Executive of the Department may release any prisoner who has served at least half of the non-parole period, on home detention [see Correctional Services Act 1982 (SA) s 37A]. Conditions include that the prisoner:

  • stay at their place of residence at all times except for the purposes of paid work, emergency medical or dental treatment, an assessment or treatment relating to the person's mental or physical condition, attendance at an intervention program or any other purposes approved by the prisoner's assigned authorised officer [s 37A(3)(a)];
  • be of good behaviour [37A(3)(b)];
  • obey the lawful directions of their assigned supervisor [s 37A(3)(c)];
  • be prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition of any part of the same [s 37A(3)(ca)];
  • submit to gunshot residue testing [s 37A(3)(cb)].

The prisoner is under close supervision during a period of home detention and departmental officers can make frequent checks, either in person or by telephone, at any time of the day or night. Prisoners may also be subject to electronic monitoring using a special bracelet worn on the wrist. If a prisoner complies with all conditions and directions, the rest of the imprisonment term may be served in this way.

Release on home detention is not granted unless the people with whom the prisoner proposes to live agree with the proposal.

Home detention  :  Last Revised: Thu May 23rd 2019
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