Intermediate Sanction Levels are adopted from the Massachusetts Sentencing Commission’s Report to the General Court, April 10, 1996, “The commission… adopted the notion of a continuum of four levels of intermediate sanctions, based on the constraints on personal liberty associated with the sanction…”
Intermediate Sanction Level III and IV are indicated for those offenders who posses a serious criminal history and are chronic substance abusers. In addition, this group may be underemployed or unemployed. Finally, this sanction is reserved for those whom hold a strong potential for eventual incarceration or have served a term of incarceration and are returning to the community.
Intermediate Sanction Level IV is the most intense level of community based, criminal justice supervision.
Sanctions and services required at this level of supervision represent a twenty-four hour restriction upon the liberty of the offender. Level IV participants are:
Intermediate Sanction Level III is an intense level of community-based, criminal justice supervision.
Sanctions and services required at this level of supervision represent a daily imposition upon the liberty of the offender. Level III participants are:
Intermediate Sanction Level II applies to offenders placed on standard probation supervision.
Probationers may be ordered to complete community service, drug-testing, electronic monitoring or other community based sanction. Level II offenders may report to community corrections centers for specific sanctions, if available, but do not report to community corrections centers for programming.