When someone is placed under House Arrest it usually means that they are kept at their home for a set period of time and cannot leave their home; this is usually more Lenient than being sent to prison but places like China
put political prisoners under permanent house arrest where they are patrolled 24/7 such as when Human Rights lawyer Chen Guangcheng was placed under permanent house arrest after suing the Chinese government over forced abortions, he later escaped his house and fled to the US consulate where an agreement was made to send him to the USA.
lockdowns have also been compared to house arrest such as the new Lockdown on Wales
that was implemented in October 2020 which has also been described as Solitary Confinement
I still cannot believe how blind, self-taught lawyer Cheng Guangcheng managed to escape his house arrest... I also still cannot believe how he is a strong supporter of the RNC
and POTUS Donald J. Trump
after seeing his speech at the RNC during the 2020 US Election