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Electronic Monitoring - Sex Offenders Public Safety & Domestic Security Policy Committee November 3, 2009 Secretary Walter A. McNeilWe Never Walk Alone.

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1 Electronic Monitoring - Sex Offenders Public Safety & Domestic Security Policy Committee November 3, 2009 Secretary Walter A. McNeilWe Never Walk Alone

2 Authority Florida Statutes authorize, and sometimes require, courts to impose electronic monitoring as a condition of supervision. Only the court can order electronic monitoring. Florida Department of Corrections Office of Community Corrections

3 Two Types Of Electronic Monitoring Radio Frequency An EM system that utilizes a transmitter attached to the offender that is electronically tethered to a receiver with phone communication capability which provides surveillance of offenders during the hours of home confinement. Per diem cost = $1.97 Active GPS An EM system that includes a GPS receiver to track offender locations and cellular communication capability. Active GPS systems provide near real-time reporting of offender alarm notifications through , fax, pages, or text messages. Per diem cost = $8.94

4 Active GPS Monitoring Section (6), F.S., requires the Department to use Active GPS to monitor offenders with current or prior convictions for violent or sexual offenses. (6) For probationers, community controllees, or conditional releasees who have current or prior convictions for violent or sexual offenses, the department, in carrying out a court or commission order to electronically monitor an offender, must use a system that actively monitors and identifies the offender's location and timely reports or records the offender's presence near or within a crime scene or in a prohibited area or the offender's departure from specified geographic limitations. Procurement of electronic monitoring services under this subsection shall be by competitive procurement in accordance with s Florida Department of Corrections Office of Community Corrections

5 Current GPS Vendor Pro Tech Monitoring Pro Tech Monitoring Center Florida Department of Corrections Office of Community Corrections Staffed 24 / 7 / 365 Located in Tampa, FL Dedicated Alert Monitor and Surveillance Data Center Software Advanced knowledge of GPS system and equipment

6 Offenders on Electronic Monitoring Florida Department of Corrections Office of Community Corrections Fiscal Year as of 6/30/ as of 6/30/09 * as of 6/30/10 Radio Frequency 11577*75 Active Global Positioning 1,9512,322*2,520 Total 2,0662,399*2,595 *Projected offender population based information provided by the Bureau of Research/Data.

7 Distribution of Offenders on GPS as of 9/30/09 As of 9/30/2009Number of Offenders % of Total Offenders on GPS Total Offenders on GPS 2,398- Sex Offenders on GPS 1,82076% JLA Offenders on GPS 1,07959% Florida Department of Corrections Office of Community Corrections Sex offender population based information provided by the Bureau of Research/Data.

8 EM Deficits for FY and FY FY EM Appropriation$6,276,470 GPS UnitsRF UnitsTotal Average # of Offenders2,177952,272 Expenditures - Units$7,200,202$69,600$7,269,802 Deficit ($993,332) FY EM Appropriation$6,276,470 GPS UnitsRF UnitsTotal Projected Average # of Offenders*2,443*75*2,518 Projected Expenditures - Units$7,971,753$53,928$8,025,681 Projected Deficit ($1,749,211) Florida Department of Corrections Office of Community Corrections *Projected offender population based information provided by the Bureau of Research/Data.

9 Questions or Comments? Florida Department of Corrections Office of Community Corrections


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