Electronic Monitoring

 

The Adult Electronic Monitoring Program was established in 1990 as an alternative incarceration program directed toward sentenced low risk adult offenders serving time in County Jail facilities. The program is capable of supervising up to 150 participants who may live anywhere in Kern County. The program’s goal is to reduce recidivism, release up to 150 jail beds, allow participants to remain employed and support their families, provide for the release of handicapped inmates who require extensive medical care, and provide a revenue source.

The Juvenile Electronic Monitoring Program was instituted in 1994 to help relieve the overcrowding of Juvenile Hall. This program allows lower risk incarcerated juveniles to be released early, but monitored electronically for the remainder of their commitment.