Reintegration home detention (RHD) allows a small number of eligible and suitable offenders to transition to electronically monitored home detention in the last six months of their non-parole period. This provides a structured, highly monitored step-down between prison and parole for such offenders.
Corrective Services NSW refers suitable offenders for consideration by the Parole Authority. Applications for RHD consideration cannot be made by offenders or their representatives.
Legislation has ensured that RHD is not suitable to a number of offenders, including those that are serving life sentences, high risk sex or violent offences, terrorism offences or domestic violence offences.
In circumstances where an offender is considered appropriate for release on RHD, they are required to follow strict conditions, including being electronically monitored, submitting to alcohol and drug testing and participating in rehabilitation programs, employment or community service if directed to do so by their supervising officer.