- The GPS program allows offenders to return to their respective communities to begin the reintegration process.
- Reduce prison overcrowding with a cost-effective reentry program targeting non-violent inmates.
- Family reunification.
- Allow offenders the opportunity to obtain employment in their local communities and become taxpaying citizens.
- With the assistance of supervision officers, offenders participate in community-based treatment and support programs.
- Provide an alternative to incarceration for non-violent offender that does not compromise community safety.
Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) Program
The Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) Program allows eligible and approved non-violent inmates to be placed in a supervised reintegration program. Inmates are subject to monitoring utilizing global positioning satellite monitoring technology and are supervised by probation and parole officers. Participating in the GPS program allows inmates to return to their respective communities to begin the reintegration process. They are able to reunite with their families, obtain employment in their local communities, become a tax-paying citizen and with the assistance of supervision officers, participate in community-based treatment and support programs. The GPS monitoring technology is a cost-effective alternative to incarceration without compromising community safety.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Must be a non-violent offender serving a sentence of five years or less and whose initial placement is not higher than minimum-security level, or
- A non-violent offender with no more than 11 months left to serve on their total term of incarcerations.
- Must have an approved home offer and must be able to remain in the home for at least 90 days.
- Must currently be assigned to a halfway house, community correctional center or community work centers.
- Conviction for violent offense within previous 10 years or a current incarceration for a violent offense.
- Offenders convicted of any violation of the Trafficking in Illegal Drugs Act.
- Offenders denied parole within the previous 12 months.
- Offenders ever removed from the GPS program, or any other alternative to incarceration program authorized by law, for violation of any rule or condition of the program and reassigned to imprisonment in a correctional facility.
- Offenders who have an active protection order issued under the Protection from Domestic Abuse Act.
- Offenders who have outstanding felony warrants or detainers (to include misdemeanor detainers properly lodged with the Department of Corrections) from another jurisdiction (federal, state, county or municipal).
- Offenders convicted of a sex offense that, upon release from incarceration, is required by law to register pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration Act.
- Offenders convicted of racketeering activity.
- Offenders who have escaped from a penal or correctional institution within the previous 10 years.
- Offenders who currently have active misconducts.
No. Placement involves a screening and review process. Each offender who is considered has a complete criminal history background review before placement in the program. ODOC reserves the right to deny placement to any offender considered a security risk or a threat to public safety.
Offenders assigned to this program are required to pay ODOC a monitoring fee not to exceed $5.50 per day for monitoring.
Offenders must be able to furnish a cellular phone, if required, or have telephone equipment and service that supports the monitoring technology.
No. Offenders cannot leave the state while on the GPS program.
The Probation and Parole Districts will be responsible for the supervision of the offenders assigned to the GPS program.
Yes, if an offender waives parole, they can be considered for placement in the GPS program. If denied parole, the offender has to wait 12 months to reapply for the program.