Well you would be wrong.
Home confinement is in free fall, down 61 percent to a population of 1,822. The majority of that cut has come in just the past year. Now only 1 in 20 people under federal supervision is in transitional housing. While the overall prison population has also fallen in recent years, the number of federal prisoners monitored in communities has dropped more sharply.It is important for stakeholders in the criminal justice system to know that the old advice we gave our clients - that they can expect six months of halfway house at the end of their prison sentence - is not true anymore. And we should also consider letting our judges know that so they are aware that their sentences are functionally six months longer than they were just a year or two ago.