Authority of sentencing courts to utilize home detention programs
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(a)A sentencing judge is authorized to sentence any offender, as defined in subsection (5) of this section, to a home detention program operated pursuant to a contractual agreement with the department of public safety pursuant to this article for all or part of such offender’s sentence.
(b)Prior to sentencing any offender directly to a home detention program, the sentencing judge shall consider the following factors:
(I)The safety of victims and witnesses of the offender’s criminal acts;
(II)The safety of the public at large;
(III)The seriousness of any offense committed by the offender together with any information relating to the original charge against the offender;
(IV)The offender’s prior criminal record; and
(V)The ability of the offender to pay for the costs of home detention and any restitution to victims of his or her criminal acts.
(c)The sentencing judge shall make every reasonable effort to notify the victims of crime that the offender has been sentenced to a home detention program. Such notice shall be sent to the last address in the possession of the court, and the victim of the crime has the duty to keep the court informed of his or her most current address.
(d)An offender who has been convicted of a crime, the underlying factual basis of which was found by the court to include an act of domestic violence, as defined in section 18-6-800.3 (1), shall not be eligible for home detention in the home of the victim pursuant to this article.
(2)Any offender who is directly sentenced to a home detention program pursuant to subsection (1) of this section and fails to carry out the terms and conditions prescribed by the sentencing court in his or her sentence to a home detention program shall be returned to the court and resentenced as soon as possible.
(3)A sentencing judge is authorized to require any offender, as defined in subsection (5) of this section, as a condition of probation, to serve an appropriate period of time extending from ninety days to one year in a home detention program operated directly by the judicial department, or in a home detention program operated pursuant to a contractual agreement with the department of public safety.
(4)The general assembly hereby declares that this section shall be effective July 1, 1990, only in the counties of Boulder, Larimer, and Pueblo in order to facilitate a pilot program in Boulder, Larimer, and Pueblo counties which shall extend from July 1, 1990, until July 1, 1992.
(5)As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires:
(a)“Home detention” means an alternative correctional sentence or term of probation supervision wherein a defendant convicted of any felony, other than a class 1 or violent felony, is allowed to serve his or her sentence or term of probation, or a portion thereof, within his or her home or other approved residence. Such sentence or term of probation shall require the offender to remain within his or her approved residence at all times except for approved employment, court-ordered activities, and medical needs.
(b)“Offender” means any person who has been convicted of or who has received a deferred sentence for a felony, other than a class 1 or violent felony.
Section 18-1.3-105 — Authority of sentencing courts to utilize home detention programs,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-18.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).