Is Community Corrections a jail?
No, we do not house offenders. They live in their homes and are monitored by electronic monitors or GPS.
Can you relay messages to people incarcerated in the County Jail?
No, you must contact the County Jail at (812) 358-1982 to do so.
What does it cost to be on your program?
Home Detention Fees:
- Initial fee - $100
- Drug screen - $30 per screen
- RF monitor - $10 per day
- GPS and alcohol monitor - $13 per day
- Transfer fee - $100
Community Service Fees:
- Initial fee - $30
- Assigned hour - $1.75 per hour
- Transfer fee - $50
Can your work crew clean or mow privately owned property?
No, our work crew can only perform work for nonprofit or government entities.
If I pay my fees in full early can I be released from community service or home detention early?
No, you must serve your complete sentence no matter when you pay your fees.
Do you take personal checks to pay on fees?
No, we only accept money orders.
Can I show up whenever I want to do my community service hours?
No, you must schedule when you will be working with us at least two days prior to the day you will be working.
What days does your community service work crew run?
Excluding holidays, we work Monday through Wednesday of every week, as well as the first and third Saturday of every month. The third Sunday of every month is reserved for juveniles only.
My job will not allow me to do my community service on the days the crew runs. Is there anything else I can do?
You must contact Community Service Coordinator Cheryl Wheeler at (812) 358-8053 to discuss your options.
Is there a dress code for working on the work crew?
Yes. No sleeveless shirts, short shorts, sandals, clothing with offensive graphics or language, or sagging pants. Hair must be off the shoulders and out of the face. You should dress for the weather.
Does the work crew stop for lunch?
We do have a lunch break but you must bring your lunch as we do not stop at restaurants.
If I am on home detention, can I leave my house?
You will be required to do a schedule with your home detention officer, detailing when you will be away from your home and where you will be during those times. You will be allowed to leave for purposes involving work, medical appointments, legal appointments, religious services, and mental health appointments. Any other items will have to be discussed with your home detention officer.
If I am on home detention, am I allowed to consume alcohol?
Anyone on home detention will not be allowed to have alcohol, firearms, illegal drugs, or any other items as determined by the home detention officer in their residence or on their property.
How can I find out if someone I know is on home detention?
You may call our office at (812) 358-8053 and speak with the home detention coordinator. However, we cannot release addresses, phone numbers, drug screen results, or any other personal information.
I found an item that I believe to be a home detention ankle unit or receiver. What should I do with it? Is there a reward for finding the item?
If this should ever happen feel free to contact us at (812) 358-8053 and we will come out and retrieve it. There is no reward except a thank you and a handshake.
I suspect someone on home detention is involved in an illegal activity or breaking the rules of home detention, what should I do? Do I have to leave my name?
If you should ever suspect this feel free to contact Home Detention Coordinator Janet Davidson at (812) 358-8053. You do not have to reveal your name unless you would like us to follow up with you.