Intermediate Punishment Program  (I.P.P.)

& House Arrest Department

 

Andrea Anderson, Assistant Chief

Ph: 724-614-1109

Email: aanderson@co.lawrence.pa.us


Lacey Miller, House Arrest/IPP Officer

Ph: 724-614-1127

Email: lmiller@co.lawrence.pa.us


CJ Hunt, House Arrest/IPP Officer

Ph: 724-614-1128

Email: cjhunt@co.lawrence.pa.us


What is Intermediate Punishment?


To protect society and to promote efficiency and economy in correctional systems; (2) to promote accountability of offenders to their community; (3) to fill gaps in local correctional systems, and (4) to provide opportunities for offenders who have special needs to receive services to enhance their ability to become contributing members of the community. To be eligible for placement on intermediate punishment an offender must not demonstrate or have a history of violent behavior.

What is House Arrest?

Individuals on House Arrest are required to wear an ankle bracelet along with a tracking device at all times, which electronically monitors their whereabouts. Any eligible individual can be placed on House Arrest, however, those individuals serving mandatory D.U.I. sentences are by law, required to be on House Arrest with electronic monitoring.

While on House Arrest, individuals may only leave their residence at designated times for work, appointments or treatment or anything else specifically court ordered.


Qualifications for House Arrest

Client must have a legal right to reside at the home, either through lease agreement or ownership. If the client does not possess this qualification, he/she must have permission from the owner / lessee to reside there.

The residence must have electricity, running water and all other facilities necessary to meet health and safety standards.

The residence must also be free of all alcohol, drugs, and weapons.

As with traditional probation and parole, there is a $50.00 per month supervision fee for participants. Additionally, if the participant is on House Arrest, he must pay a fee to offset the cost of operating the equipment. This fee is $10.00 per day [plus a one time $50 hookup fee]. These fees must be paid in full before your expiration of intermediate punishment as this is a program privilege. If the fees are not paid in full, a person may be subject to revocation proceedings.


Who is Eligible for Intermediate Punishment?

A person convicted of any of the following offenses is ineligible for intermediate punishment:

·      Murder (18 Pa. C.S. 2502)

·      Voluntary manslaughter (18 Pa. C.S. 2503)

·      Aggravated Assault (18 Pa. C.S. 2702)

·      Assault by prisoner (18 Pa. C.S. 2703)

·       Assault by life prisoner (18 Pa C.S. 2704)

·      Kidnapping (18 Pa. C.S. 2901)

·       Rape (18 Pa. C.S. 3121)

·      Statutory sexual assault (18 Pa C.S. 3122.1)

·      Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse (18 Pa. C.S. 3123)

·      Sexual Assault (18 Pa. C.S. 3124.1)

·      Aggravated indecent assault (18 Pa. C.S. 3126)

·      Arson and related offenses (18 Pa. C.S. 3301)

·       Robbery (18 Pa. C.S. 3701)

·      Theft by extortion (18 Pa. C.S. 3923)

·      Incest (18 Pa. C.S. 4302)

·      Escape (18 Pa. C.S. 5121)

·      Burglary (F1) (18 Pa. C.S. 3502(c))

·      Trafficking drugs to minors (18 Pa. C.S. 6314)

·      Drug trafficking