The Home Detention Office is managed by Deputy First Class Officers. Their office is located at the Minimum Security Building at J. Reuben Long Detention Center. The telephone number to their office is (843) 915-6903.
This unit operates as a non-funded operation requiring participants to pay the device rental fees. The courts often order a specific type of monitoring as a condition of bond at the time bond is set. Also, offenders can be monitored while serving a sentence for specific charges or monitored for alcohol.
The Home Detention Office uses the Blu Tag GPS device which has the capability to track real-time individual movement as well as utilize exclusion zones input into the system through aerial mapping. They also utilize an alcohol monitoring device known as SCRAM. This tamper resistant unit is worn around the ankle taking continuous transdermal "alcohol level" readings 24/7. Alcohol violation alerts are sent immediately to the Home Detention Officers.
There are several methods of Home Detention: GPS (via use of satellites), RF monitoring (radio frequency). The office also provides SCRAM (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring). All clients on Home Detention are still considered incarcerated, but these methods allow them to live at their own homes. All bracelets are tamper resistant.
Participants must pay a standard usage fee weekly to the Home Detention Office. The RF and SCRAM devices require an analog land line in the residence. Clients on Home Detention are monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How long does a person stay on Home Detention?
Until the final disposition of the court case or unless the bond is modified beforehand, removing the indvidual off of home detention.
Do individuals on Home Detention need a telephone line?
A telephone line (analog) is only required if you are on the SCRAM monitoring device or RF monitoring.
What is the cost of Home Detention?
$70.00 GPS, $84.00 SCRAM, $45.00 RF, $25.00 check-in basis only. Paid weekly at time of check-in at Home Detention.
What method of payment is accepted for Home Detention?
Cash, Post Office money order, or Western Union.
When are check-in days?
Tuesdays and Thursdays from the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
What happens if a person is ordered Home Detention and they do not have a residence in Horry County?
The Home Detention staff will notify the ordering judge and let them be aware of the situation. If the judge still wants the "family member" placed on Home Detention, then the judge will order a monitoring company that is based outside of Horry County to handle the case. Eagle Eye Monitoring can monitor anywhere in South Carolina and North Carolina.