As used in this Article:
     (A) “Approved electronic monitoring device” means a device approved by the supervising authority which is primarily intended to record or transmit information as to the defendant‘s presence or nonpresence in the home, consumption of alcohol, consumption of drugs, location as determined through GPS, cellular triangulation, Wi-Fi, or other electronic means.

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 730 ILCS 5/5-8A-2

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.

     An approved electronic monitoring device may record or transmit: oral or wire communications or an auditory sound; visual images; or information regarding the offender’s activities while inside the offender’s home. These devices are subject to the required consent as set forth in Section 5-8A-5 of this Article.
     An approved electronic monitoring device may be used to record a conversation between the participant and the monitoring device, or the participant and the person supervising the participant solely for the purpose of identification and not for the purpose of eavesdropping or conducting any other illegally intrusive monitoring.
     (A-10) “Department” means the Department of Corrections or the Department of Juvenile Justice.
     (A-20) “Electronic monitoring” means the monitoring of an inmate, person, or offender with an electronic device both within and outside of their home under the terms and conditions established by the supervising authority.
     (B) “Excluded offenses” means first degree murder, escape, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault, aggravated battery with a firearm as described in Section 12-4.2 or subdivision (e)(1), (e)(2), (e)(3), or (e)(4) of Section 12-3.05, bringing or possessing a firearm, ammunition or explosive in a penal institution, any “Super-X” drug offense or calculated criminal drug conspiracy or streetgang criminal drug conspiracy, or any predecessor or successor offenses with the same or substantially the same elements, or any inchoate offenses relating to the foregoing offenses.
     (B-10) “GPS” means a device or system which utilizes the Global Positioning Satellite system for determining the location of a person, inmate or offender.
     (C) “Home detention” means the confinement of a person convicted or charged with an offense to his or her place of residence under the terms and conditions established by the supervising authority.
     (D) “Participant” means an inmate or offender placed into an electronic monitoring program.
     (E) “Supervising authority” means the Department of Corrections, the Department of Juvenile Justice, probation department, sheriff, superintendent of municipal house of corrections or any other officer or agency charged with authorizing and supervising electronic monitoring and home detention.
     (F) “Super-X drug offense” means a violation of Section 401(a)(1)(B), (C), or (D); Section 401(a)(2)(B), (C), or (D); Section 401(a)(3)(B), (C), or (D); or Section 401(a)(7)(B), (C), or (D) of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act.
     (G) “Wi-Fi” or “WiFi” means a device or system which utilizes a wireless local area network for determining the location of a person, inmate or offender.