What is house arrest?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Prison Consultant Ed Bales explains house arrest, similar to home confinement but may be enforced prior to sentencing.

    Host: What is House Arrest?

    Ed Bales: House Arrest is very similar to Home Confinement. It really is just a different terminology. Many a times there are people who are put on house arrest, prior to being sentenced. While home confinement, they get after their sentence. So, they are used simultaneously in the system. But they both mean that you stay home and not to go out much unless you have a very good reason and it's approved.