Clackamas County Jail: Electronic Home Detention

Ankle monitorThe Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Electronic Home Detention Program is an alternative to jail incarnation for non-violent offenders to serve a portion of their jail sentence/pre-trial time confined to their home — making more space available in our jail for Adults in Custody (AICs) who pose a greater threat to the community. This program also allows AICs to work, attend school, medical appointments, drug, alcohol and mental health treatment. 

While on Electronic Home Detention, participants wear an ankle bracelet that allows jail staff to track their movements in the community. Participants must pre-arrange their weekly schedule with the Electronic Home Detention monitoring team and must remain within a 40-mile radius of the jail and inside the State of Oregon.

EHD Rules

  • Program participants are subject to random home visits by EHD deputies.
  • All adults living in the residence must consent in writing to searches by law enforcement before the AIC starts the program by singing the Consent to Search form.
  • All occupants of the residence must agree to abide by the EHD rules while in the residence.
  • While on the program, the residence is considered a home custody environment — and all weapons, alcohol and drugs are considered contraband and must be removed from the residence. 
  • Participants are required to maintain sobriety and continue with counseling or treatment as required by the court.

The Electronic Home Detention program is run in conjunction with Vigilnet.  Vigilnet works with county and municipal government agencies to provide local jail population mitigation programs using electronic monitoring technology, as well as case management supervision and day reporting programs.  Vigilnet works closely with the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office to provide behavior-changing alcohol-monitoring, house-arrest and case-management programs.  Vigilnet's Oregon office is located in Oregon City. [ map ]

How to Apply

AICs interested in Electronic Home Detention must personally fill out an application and meet stringent eligibility requirements. The selection to the program is not automatic and is at the discretion of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office. 

Participating in the program is a privilege that can be revoked at any time due to inappropriate behavior, program rule violations, or the inability to pay required fees. If revoked/failed, AICs will be returned to the jail to complete their incarceration sentence. 


AICs must have the ability to pay a non-refundable screening fee, UA cost and daily fees.  Exceptions may be made for assistance but all monies must be repaid to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office through a repayment plan. Cost are subject to change without notice.