Term Pre-Release Centers
Code FF-0500.1250-600
Definition Small, homelike residential facilities located in the community that provide supervised living for prison inmates who have a prescribed amount of time (usually 120 days or less) to serve of their sentences and whose behavior during their prison stay has been satisfactory. The centers, which function as a component of the correctional system, offer an alternative to the direct release of the offender from prison to the community and give the person an opportunity to adjust to the community in a gradual, controlled manner. Programming for residents generally includes counseling, assistance in locating employment, life skills training, seminars on parenting and domestic violence and other forms of support.
Created 7/28/05
Changed 10/8/19
Use References Prerelease Centers
Prerelease Centres
See Also References Inmate Pre-Release Programs (FF-3300.3360)
External Classification Terms Alternative Sentencing/Supervision (NPC I03.03)
Legal, Consumer and Public Safety Services (AIRS LE-450)
Legal/Public Safety (CAN LP-450)
Rehabilitation Services for Offenders (NTE I40)
Related Concepts Ex-Offender/Reentry Services
Organization/Facility Type
Facet Organization/Facility Type
Bibliographic References "Community Correction Punishments: An Alternative to Incarceration for Nonviolent Offenders", Marcus Nieto, May, 1996, http://www.library.ca.gov/CRB/96/08/index.html

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