GLOBAL POSITIONING SATELLITE (GPS) SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What are the objectives of the Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) Surveillance Program?
• 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.
2. What type of offender is eligible for the GPS program?
• 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
• 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.