CLINTON—The Anderson County Electronic Monitoring Program has saved $714,090 since it started in May 2011, officials said Monday.
One hundred twenty-one defendants have participated in the monitoring program since it started, said Chad McNabb, director of PSI Probation in Clinton.
“Since the last update, the program has continued to operate at a high success rate while both saving taxpayer money and keeping the alleged victims of domestic violence safe,” McNabb said.
He said 78 defendants have served their sentences on house arrest, serving a total of 5,771 days.
“At an estimated cost of $65 per day to incarcerate an inmate, that saves the taxpayers of Anderson County $375,1150,” McNabb said.
His report was delivered to the Anderson County Operations Committee on Monday evening by General Sessions Division I Judge Don Layton.
McNabb said 43 defendants have been monitored for bond conditions such as staying away from alleged victims.
“No violent crimes have been committed by these 43 defendants against the alleged victims since being ordered into the program,” McNabb said. “A combined 5,215 days have been served on this program since its inception. The total savings at $65 per day is $338,975.”
McNabb said the House Arrest/Bond Condition program is currently operating at a 91 percent success rate, with 111 out of 121 defendants compliant in the terms of their sentences or bond conditions.
Copyright 2015 Oak Ridge Today. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.