Now that a judge has authorized you to serve your sentence on electronic home monitoring (EHM), how do you make sure to take advantage of this great alternative to a jail sentence? There are four easy steps to follow. The first step is to report to the workhouse on time. The Hennepin County Workhouse is located at 1145 Shenandoah Lane, Plymouth, MN 55447. If you fail to report on time, a judge may issue a bench warrant for your arrest.
A failure to appear may also be considered a violation of the conditions of your sentence and could subject you to a additional jail time. So be sure to be on time. If you are unable to arrange for transportation to the workhouse, you should report to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department located in downtown Minneapolis. A police officer will be available to transport you to the workhouse. The second step is to bring the proper identification with you such as a driver’s license or Minnesota State ID. Without the proper identification, you will not be eligible for electronic home monitoring. The staff at the workhouse in Plymouth, Minnesota will need to verify that you are actually living at the address listed on your driver’s license or state I.D.
The third step is to make sure that you remove any extra features from your home phone. For EHM to work properly, your home phone must not have any additional features like voice mail, an answering machine, call waiting, three-way calling, blocked calls, or caller ID. If you have these additional features on your phone, make sure to call the phone company and have the features removed from your home phone well in advance of your reporting date. Please remember; you must have a land line. Your cell phone will not work with the EHM equipment. The fourth step is to have money available to pay the fees required by the Adult Correctional Facility. In order to avoid delays, please be prepared to pay a booking fee of $30.00 and a placement fee of $125.00.