The Warren County Home Electronic Monitoring Program allows inmates to serve their sentence or remainder of their sentence in their home.  Inmates are affixed with an ankle bracelet that provides GPS tracking abilities to the jail staff.  H.E.M. participants are allowed to leave their residence for work, according to the schedule provided to them by the Deputy in Charge, or a for a medical emergency, if approved by the on-duty Deputy.  Inmates on H.E.M. are not allowed to have visitors at their residence unless approved by the on-duty Deputy. All applicants are considered on a case-by-case basis.  The following will be considered in the final decision:

  • Previous Criminal History
  • Current Charges
  • Assaults
  • Escapes/Attempts/Security risks
  • Jail/Work Release behavior/Hygiene
  • Court Status/Pending charges
  • Mental Stability/Medical needs
  • Willingness to participate in offered programs i.e., GED, AA, ASAP


The following are requirements for H.E.M.

  • Participants must have a basic land-line phone. No extra features are allowed.  A separate line is permitted. 
  • H.E.M. participants must allow Sheriff’s office personnel, or any law enforcement personnel, to enter their residence in the performance of their duties involving  participant monitoring.
  • Phone calls must be limited to 10 minutes to allow the system to call in.
  • Participants must live in the Warren County unless approved by the Sheriff.
  • Participants must provide a urine sample once a week and/or at the request of staff.
  • No weapons are allowed in the residence.
  • No alcohol is allowed in the residence.


All H.E.M. participants are assessed a processing fee upon entering the program and a weekly fee for each week they are on the program.  Weekly fees are due on each Friday.  Failure to pay fees will result in program removal.  If we can be of assistance or more information is needed please contact us at 540-622-2206.