Portsmouth Ohio

Where Southern Hospitality Begins

Alternative Sentencing

Overview

Alternative sentencing services are provided to help decrease the growing costs related to incarceration and include the following:

  • Community Service - Defendants are ordered to perform work for certain community agencies that are either tax-supported or are supported by charitable donations.
  • Work Release Community Service - Certain qualified defendants who are in jail are allowed to work for certain community agencies that are either tax-supported or are supported by charitable donations.
    • Such defendants receive a one-day credit on their jail sentence for each day they are on the program
  • Electronic Monitoring House Arrest - Certain qualified defendants are permitted to serve their jail sentences in their own home where they are monitored and receive unscheduled home visits to ensure compliance.

Various treatment programs are sometimes ordered for defendants including counseling services and drug and alcohol treatment. When appropriate, the Court will pay for these programs.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact the Municipal Court at:
728 Second St.
Portsmouth, OH 45662
Ph: (740) 354-3283
Fx: (740) 353-6645
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