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IPP & House Arrest

WHAT IS IPP?
IPP stands for Intermediate Punishment Program. It is a division of the Lawrence County Adult Probation Department. IPP is differentiated from probation by its design as a more restrictive sentencing alternative. IPP targets higher risk populations than traditional probation. IPP sentences include:
  • Intensive supervision
  • Residential inpatient drug and alcohol treatment and outpatient treatment
  • House arrest with electronic monitoring
In addition, IPP will include special conditions that address public safety concerns. IPP will utilize existing programs in a more restrictive and structured manner while providing intensive supervision and immediate sanctions for violators.

WHAT IS HOUSE ARREST AND ELECTRONIC MONITORING?
The term house arrest refers to an electronic monitoring program in which a defendant is sentenced to home confinement instead of prison, for a specified period.

AM I PERMITTED TO LEAVE MY RESIDENCE?

You are only permitted to leave your residence during officer approved leaves.

AM I PERMITTED TO GO OUTSIDE IN MY YARD?
No. You are confined to the inside of your residence.

WHAT TYPE OF MAINTENANCE DO THE UNITS REQUIRE?
The units require a continuous two hour charge daily.

CAN I SHOWER/BATHE WITH THE UNIT ON?
Yes. You may shower/bathe with the unit on, they are water resistant. Please, do not shower/bathe while charging the unit.

WHAT IF I NEED TO GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM?
You are required to take the most direct route to the nearest hospital, acquire documentation stating the date(s) and time(s) that you were admitted and discharged, and call your probation officer as soon as possible.

WHAT IF I HAVE AN AFTER-HOURS EMERGENCY?
Should you have a true emergency that cannot wait until the next business day, please call 724.656.9300 and ask for the on-call probation officer. If you have a life-threatening emergency, dial 911.