Home Electronic Monitoring
To afford incarcerated persons who have been deemed eligible, but are in need of close supervision or monitoring, an alternative to incarceration, by affording them an opportunity to participate in a Home Electronic Detention System (HEDS) program.
The decision to accept an applicant into the program shall be made solely by the Warden, in his sole discretion. When a Superior Court Judge or Municipal Court Judge believes that an applicant is an eligible candidate for the HEDS program, the court may make a referral recommendation to the Warden. Said judicial recommendation will be reviewed by the Warden for his final determination as detailed in this policy.
Accepted participants that have been cleared by the Classification Department and approved by the Warden for approval into the HEDS program shall have an electronic device attached to their ankle which permits a remote monitoring computer to verify the presence or absence of the participant at his/her residence or other approved location.
It is the policy of the Burlington County Department of Corrections to implement, maintain and ensure efficient monitoring of participants in the Home Electronic Detention System (HEDS).
HEDS Policies and Procedures
Eligibility is restricted to male or female offenders pre-sentenced or sentenced in court or within the State of New Jersey and who reside within jurisdiction of the County of Burlington or within 20 miles from the Burlington County Corrections Department, 54 Grant St., Mt. Holly, N.J., and all candidates must reside in the State of New Jersey.