Here's a great post by Mike Connelly on Technocorrections that really gets to the heart of what Techno Corrections is all about. It is most likely the wave of the future as the costs of imprisonment continue to rise. It's a concept that is quickly becoming a reality though and in the case of non-violent offenders it's the most practical.
Your state faces rising correctional costs as far as the eye can see. These rising costs not only drain taxpayer dollars from communities and their schools, health care, transportation, and economic development. They also take resources away from other important areas of criminal justice—juvenile justice, mental health, law enforcement, jails, prosecution, and courts. If those correctional costs could be controlled or, better, reduced through effective non-incarceration techniques, state taxpayers might receive more relief without jeopardizing public safety or potential victims.