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Overview of the Federal Home Confinement Program (1988-1996)

Volume 64 Number 2
December 2000

Over the past two decades, home confinement has gained acceptance as a credible noncustodial sanction and alternative to incarceration. This article reviews home confinement in the federal courts and presents an overview of the program based on data collected on over 17,000 program participants from 1988 through 1996.