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We agree with you 100%. There should be more government dollars spent on rehabilitation and vocation programs for former inmates, especially when their sentence was so long. They need help getting acclimated to technology and the vast opportunities that are available to hard-working people. It's out there, but it's not easy to find. One resource I'd like to recommend... they are called 70MillionJobs.com and they are doing a great job at getting ex-inmates high-paying jobs with health insurance.Read more
Camp is another term for "minimum security prison". Depending on the circumstances, as an inmate is nearing their release date, the DOC will "step down" their custody level preparing them for re-entry. This is a GOOD thing, not a bad thing. They would not offer this if they had any trust concerns with this inmate.Read more
Yes, of course, it is the "right thing to do" if you have the spirit and patience to see it through recovery. Any show of love or concern with help someone struggling with addictionRead more
Not likely, but depending on the violation there might be a chance. In the state of Georgia, they have PDAs, which are specifically for violators that need rehab.Read more
This depends on the conditions of his release. If there is a parole or probation, then YES he will have to begin his re-entry in the county where he was convicted. He can apply to move - the only way this happens is if the arresting county agrees to the transfer based on JOB, HOUSING and GENERAL ATTITUDE.Read more
Yes, there are halfway houses that inmates are sent to before their actual release back into society. When your inmate gets closer to their out-date, they will meet with their counselor or case manager to discuss the upcoming steps for re-entry. This includes halfway house, finding a job and suitable living arrangements.Read more
Every state has a Re-entry Program that is offered to inmates released into society. Depending on the state and the type of sentence the inmate served will determine how they will do halfway house, probation/parole and whether they have a successful reentry.Read more
Speaking as a former inmate, I can say that "I've learned my lesson and I am very aware that the decisions facing me going forward will be made with a lot of contemplation about potential consequences." This was an expensive lesson for me, as time and money were wasted. I'm hoping that my recollection of being locked up is enough to make sure that all my decisions are good ones.Read more
With no money and no friend or family member able to help, it leaves only the government programs that are reserved for welfare-type citizens. He can get health care through Medicare - recommend getting a health check-up and while there, explain his financial/housing situation to the doctor (only, no one else in the office) and ask what programs indigent people can get assistance from. The doctor can actually write an order for additional care in the form of indigent housingRead more
Inmates are given a review when 17-19 months remain on their custody term. At that point, halfway house eligibility through the Second Chance Act is considered. Inmates may serve the last ten percent of their sentence (up to 6 months) at a halfway house/home incarceration. Inmates can serve half of this period at the halfway house and half of this period on home incarceration. Inmates may be found ineligible for halfway house placement for reasons such as poorRead more