Halfway houses are a way for the correctional divisions to ease an inmate back into society. It is a much looser environment but there is still supervision that residents must abide by. Inmates will be tested for drug or alcohol use and one small slip gets them sent back to serve the full sentence.
The staff monitors the re-entry process encouraging work release and reintegration back to the family unit. The location is usually the nearest facility to where the resident will live once fully released.
Accepted Answer Date Created: April 09,2014