Federal Halfway House – Everything You Need To Know

Over the past several weeks, I have received numerous e-mails and calls from different individuals concerning federal halfway house placements that have been reduced significantly—or denied entirely—by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (“BOP”).

What is going on? A variety of things, it seems.

I.  Federal Halfway House – A Brief Overview

The BOP has long afforded inmates the opportunity to spend a portion of their final days of imprisonment in a federal halfway house. A few years back the BOP started calling federal halfway houses “Residential Re-Entry Centers,” or RRCs for short, but the name change did not materially affect the function of federal halfway houses—to provide a transitional period for prisoners releasing into the community. This transitional period allows prisoners to look for work, housing, and rebuild family/community ties 

A.   BOP’s Statutory Authority For Federal Halfway House Placements

The BOP’s authority to place inmates in a federal halfway house derives from two federal statutes:

  • 18 U.S.C. 3621(b)
  • 18 U.S.C. 3624(c)(1)

Section 3621(b) states, in relevant part, that:

The Bureau of Prisons shall designate the place of the prisoner’s imprisonment. The Bureau may designate any available penal or correctional facility that meets minimum standards of health and habitability established by the Bureau, whether maintained by the Federal Government or otherwise and whether within or without the judicial district in which the person was convicted, that the Bureau determines to be appropriate and suitable.

Section 3624(c)(1) provides:

The Director of the Bureau of Prisons shall, to the extent practicable, ensure that a prisoner serving a term of imprisonment spends a portion of the final months of that term (not to exceed 12 months), under conditions that will afford that prisoner a reasonable opportunity to adjust to and prepare for the reentry of that prisoner into the community. Such conditions may include a community correctional facility.

B. There Is No Limit On How Long A Federal Prisoner Can Be Placed In A Halfway House Under 18 U.S.C. 3621(b)

There is a common misbelief that federal prisoners are limited to 12 months of federal halfway house placement. While in practice most federal prisoners are never approved for more than 12 months of placement, the BOP has the authority to designate a federal halfway house as a prisoner’s place of imprisonment just like a Federal Correctional Institution or other BOP institution. This is because a federal halfway house is considered a “penal or correctional facility” within the meaning of 18 U.S.C. 3621(b). Elwood v. Jeter, 386 F.3d 842, 846-47 (8th Cir. 2004); Goldings v. Winn, 383 F.3d 17, 28-29 (1st Cir. 2004); Levine v. Apker, 455 F.3d 71, 82 (2d Cir. 2006).

The BOP recognizes this authority. In a November 14, 2008, memorandum entitled “Inmate Requests for Transfer to Residential Reentry Centers,” BOP’s former General Counsel, Kathleen Kenney, wrote that:

“Inmates are legally eligible to be placed in an RRC at any time during their prison sentence. Federal courts have made clear that RRCs are penal or correctional institutions within the meaning of applicable statutes. Staff cannot, therefore, automatically deny an inmate’s request for transfer to a RRC. Rather, inmate requests for RRC placement must receive individualized consideration. In other words, staff cannot say that an inmate, whatever the circumstances, is automatically ineligible for transfer to a RRC. Rather, staff must first review the inmate’s request on its individual merits, in accordance with policy, as explained in this guidance.

The memo further instructs BOP staff to consider requests for transfer to an RRC outside the normal pre-release time period “just as they would any other request for lower security transfer.” Such transfer requests are to be taken up in conjunction with the next scheduled Program Review.” However, the memo notes that an RRC transfer of this nature should not be approved unless “unusual or extraordinary” circumstances are present. What “unusual of extraordinary” means is left to the BOP’s discretion.

C. BOP’s “Pre-Release” Authority Under 18 U.S.C. 3624(c)(1) Allows The BOP To Place A Prisoner In A Federal Halfway House For Up To 12 Months

Most federal halfway house placements are made pursuant to the BOP’s authority under 18 U.S.C. 3624(c)(1). That statute allows the BOP to place prisoners in a federal halfway house for up to 12 months for “pre-release” reasons.

Since the enactment of the Second Chance Act in 2008, the BOP has developed a series of guidance memoranda about how to apply section 3624(c)(1). BOP’s first Second Chance Act memo about federal halfway house placements was issued April 14, 2008. A second RRC guidance memorandum was published June 24, 2010. And a third was released May 24, 2013.

The May 24, 2013, memorandum is entitled “Guidance for Home Confinement and Residential Reentry Center Placements,” and was issued by Blake R. Davis, Assistant Director of the Correctional Programs Division (who has since retired).

Because the May 24, 2013, memorandum is over four years old, I called the BOP Central Office in October 2017 to find out if a newer memo had been issued. After much back and forth, I was finally able to speak with Ms. Tracy Rivers in the Central Office who advised that there was “no newer memo.”

The May 24, 2013, memorandum is very specific about how federal halfway house placements should be handled. Generally speaking, though, the memorandum instructs BOP staff to conduct individualized federal halfway house placement decisions. The memo treats prisoners with longer sentences and fewer community ties  as better candidates for longer federal halfway house placements. By contrast, "low risk" prisoners with a job and home to go should be sent to home confinement in lieu of federal halfway house placement, according to the memo.

Importantly, only the Warden may approve modifications to the length or type of placement. As the memo states:

If the RRM determines a modification to a referral is needed or that other placement options are available (such as direct home confinement for an inmate with low needs/risk or placement in work release program for a higher security inmate), the change must be approved by the Warden. The RRM will contact the referring institution' s CMC and request the recommended modification be considered . The CMC will facilitate the Warden's review of the request and advise the RRM accordingly. Modifications can occur with the Warden' s consent.

D. Federal Prisoners May Be Placed On Home Confinement For The Last Ten Percent Of Their Sentence, Or Six Months, Whichever Is Less

By statute federal prisoners may be placed on home confinement for ten percent of their sentence, or six months, whichever is less. 18 U.S.C. 3624(c)(2). Thus, six months represents the upper limit on the length of home confinement placement when the sentence is five years or more. When a sentence is less than five years, the maximum amount of home confinement is ten percent of the total sentence.

The BOP’s May 24, 2013, memorandum also provides guidance on how BOP staff should handle home confinement placements. According to the memo:

For low need/low risk inmates, home confinement Is the preferred pre-release option . This option is currently under-utilized. Program Statement 7320. 01, Home Confinement, states supervision under home confinement may be provided by contract halfway house services, U.S. Probation or other government agencies.

This is normally accomplished via two home confinement options: placement under the supervision of an RRC or placement in the Federal Location Monitoring (FLM) program operated by U.S. Probation, where available. We must make a concerted effort to utilize these effective community placement options for appropriate inmates. In addition to reintegrating inmates more quickly into their communities, maximizing the use of home confinement for appropriate inmates will help mitigate our critical population/capacity issues.

The basic criteria for home confinement includes:

1) Appropriate release residence (e.g., positive environment free from criminal/drug use activity and a reasonable distance from the RRC , typically less than 100 miles);

2 ) No recent major disciplinary issues . This should be based on sound correctional judgment;

3) Any medical or mental health needs that can be met in the community and funded by the inmate or other documented resources, and

4 ) Secured employment is not required for placement on home confinement.

Placement should occur as close to the home confinement eligibility date as possible.

II. Why The BOP Is Reducing Or Cancelling Federal Halfway House Placements

The reduction and/or cancellation of federal halfway house placements began in the summer of 2017. The cancellations were prompted by the closure of 16 federal halfway houses which were previously under contract with the BOP. Each of these federal halfway houses had 25 or fewer beds. Justin Long, a spokesperson for the BOP, told Reuters news service that the BOP "had to make some modifications to our programs due to our fiscal environment."

Here is a list of the federal halfway houses that were closed:

Colorado Springs, CO -- Comcor, Inc

Ft. Collins, CO -- Larimer County Community Cntr

Madison, WI -- ARC Community Services

Mitchell, SD -- Dakota Counseling

Marquette, MI -- Great Lakes Recovery Center

Akron, OH -- Oriana House

Dayton, OH -- Alvis

Wheeling, WV -- Barnumm

Columbia, MO -- Reality House

Bingham, NY -- Volunteers of America

Ashland, KY -- Transitions

Durham, NC -- Transitions of Youth

Duluth, MN -- Duluth Bethel Society

Champaign, IL -- Prairie Center Health

Beaumont, TX -- Bannum

Butte, MT -- Community Counseling and Corrections

Apart from the closure of these federal halfway houses, though, it appears that, long "pre-release" federal halfway house placements will become the exception, rather than the norm, under the new administration.

III. What You Can Do If Your Federal Halfway House Time Was Cut

If you, or a loved one, were originally approved for a certain amount of halfway house--only to have that original release date stripped away--you have a few options.

  1. Challenge the change in placement through the BOP's Administrative Remedy Program. These reductions do not appear to be consistent with the BOP's guidance memoranda. The approval of a prisoner for a particular date represents the BOP's judgment that the prisoner needs that amount of time in a federal halfway house. To the extent the BOP truly cannot place a prisoner in a halfway house on his or her originally scheduled date, the BOP should work with the U.S. Probation Officer to place those affected prisoners on Federal Location Monitoring.
  2. Have your friend or loved one contact the BOP Residential Re-Entry Manager.
  3. Contact your U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator in the state of your residence. You can request constituent service for something like this.
  4. Litigation - while always an option there are many hurdles to challenging a reduced federal halfway house placement. And with the exhaustion of remedies requirement, the BOP very well may run out the clock on you through that process before you are released.

IV. Federal Halfway House List

 

ACS CORRECTIONS OF TEXAS, LLC
3154 EAST HIGHWAY 71
DEL VALLE, TX  78617
Phone:  405-752-8802
Service: RRC
Beds:     80 Total (65 Male / 15 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

ALCOHOLISM SERVICES OF KNOXVILLE, INC; DBA MIDWAY ALCOHOLISM SERVICE OF KNOXVILLE
1515 MAGNOLIA AVE
KNOXVILLE, TN  37917
Phone:  865-522-0301
Service: RRC
Beds:     64 Total (50 Male / 14 Female)
BOP Region:       South Central Region

 

ALPHA HOUSE OF SPRINGFIELD
2300 DIVISION STREET
SPRINGFIELD, MO  65803
Phone:  417-831-3033
Service: RRC
Beds:     56 Total (45 Male / 11 Female)
BOP Region:       South Central Region

 

ALSTON WILKES SOCIETY, INC.
3611 RAMSEY STREET
FAYETTEVILLE, NC  28311
Phone:  803-799-2490
Service: RRC
Beds:     38 Total (30 Male / 8 Female)
BOP Region:       Southeast Region

 

ALSTON WILKES SOCIETY, INC.
1218 BULL STREET
COLUMBIA, SC  29203
Phone:  803-799-2490
Service: RRC
Beds:     46 Total (37 Male / 9 Female)
BOP Region:       Southeast Region

 

ALSTON WILKES SOCIETY, INC.
3290 MEETING STREET ROAD
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC  29405
Phone:  803-799-2490
Service: RRC
Beds:     45 Total (38 Male / 7 Female)
BOP Region:       Southeast Region

 

ALTERNATIVES, INC.; DBA: ALPHA HOUSE
3109 1ST AVE NORTH
BILLINGS, MT  59101
Phone:  406-697-5316
Service: RRC Multiple
Beds:     23 Total (19 Male / 4 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

ALVIS, INC.
2100 STELLA COURT
COLUMBUS, OH  43215
Phone:  614-252-8402
Service: RRC
Beds:     42 Total (37 Male / 5 Female)
BOP Region:       North Central Region

 

BANNUM, INC.
2209 NORMAN STREET
SAGINAW, MI  48601
Phone:  727-372-9213
Service: RRC
Beds:     40 Total (32 Male / 8 Female)
BOP Region:       North Central Region

 

BANNUM, INC.
1031 WHOLESALE ROW
JACKSON, MS  39201
Phone:  727-372-9213
Service: RRC
Beds:     39 Total (31 Male / 8 Female)
BOP Region:       South Central Region

 

BANNUM, INC.
716 PRINCESS STREET
WILMINGTON, NC
Phone:  727-372-9213
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     18 Total (15 Male / 3 Female)
BOP Region:       Southeast Region

 

BANYAN CENTER DBA. BANYAN HEALTH SYSTEMS
101 N. W. 59TH STREET
MIAMI, FL  33127
Phone:  305-398-6127
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     60 Total (50 Male / 10 Female)
BOP Region:       Southeast Region

 

BEHAVIORAL SYSTEMS SOUTHWEST, INC.
1950 DIVERSION DAM RD.
FLORENCE, AZ  85232
Phone:  949-492-3574
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     75 Total (60 Male / 15 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

BEHAVIORAL SYSTEMS SOUTHWEST, INC.
2420 E. ROOSEVELT STREET
PHOENIX, AZ  85008
Phone:  949-492-3574
Service: RRC/Home Detention/Mint
Beds:     79 Total (62 Male / 17 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

BEHAVIORAL SYSTEMS SOUTHWEST, INC.
3263 RUBIDOUX BOULEVARD
RIVERSIDE, CA  92509
Phone:  949-492-3574
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     50 Total (45 Male / 5 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

BEHAVIORAL SYSTEMS SOUTHWEST, INC.
5520 HAROLD WAY
LOS ANGELES, CA  90028
Phone:  323-464-0817
Service: RRC
Beds:     70 Total (56 Male / 14 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES FOR JUSTICE, INC.
85 SLATER STREET
PAWTUCKET, RI  02860
Phone:  617-482-2520
Service: RRC/Mint
Beds:     17 Total (14 Male / 3 Female)
BOP Region:       Northeast Region

 

COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
21 CLIFF ST
WATERBURY, CT 06710
Phone:  860-683-7115
Service: RRC/MINT
Beds:     51 Total (43 Male / 8 Female)
BOP Region:       Northeast Region

 

COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
660 WASHINGTON ST.
WILMINGTON, DE  19801
Phone:  860-683-7121
Service: RRC
Beds:     24 Total (19 Male / 5 Female)
BOP Region:       Mid-Atlantic Region

 

CORE DC LLC
3400 NEW YORK AVENUE NE
WASHINGTON, DC  20002
Phone:
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     112 Total (90 Male / 22 Female)
BOP Region:       Mid-Atlantic Region

 

CORE SERVICES GROUP, INC.
45 MAIN STREET, SUITE 711
BROOKLYN, NY  11201
Phone:  212-283-7775
Service: RRC
Beds:     161 Total (142 Male / 19 Female)
BOP Region:       Northeast Region

 

CORNELL ABRAXAS GROUP, INC.; DBA: ABRAXAS YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES
ONE PARK PLACE, SUITE 700, 621 NORTHWEST 53RD STREET
BOCA RATON, FL  33487
Phone:  412-201-4111
Service: Secure Juvenile
Beds:     10 Total (10 Male / 0 Female)
BOP Region:       Southeast Region

 

CORNELL COMPANIES, INC.
205 MAC ARTHUR BLVD.
OAKLAND, CA  94610
Phone:  510-839-9051
Service: RRC
Beds:     65 Total (55 Male / 10 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

CORNERSTONE PROGRAMS CORPORATION
800 NORTH AVENUE F
POST, TX  79356
Phone:  720-895-1000
Service: Secure Juvenile
Beds:     15 Total (15 Male / 0 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

COUNTY REHABILITATION CENTER, INC.
12181 COUNTY ROAD 46
TYLER, TX  75704
Phone:  903-593-3131
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     46 Total (36 Male / 10 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

CROSSPOINT, INC.
301 YUCCA
SAN ANTONIO, TX  78203
Phone:  210-225-0864
Service: RRC
Beds:     130 Total (111 Male / 19 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

CYDKAM CENTER, LLC
1526 COOLIDGE STREET
POPLAR BLUFF, MO  63901
Phone:  573-989-6514
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     57 Total (48 Male / 9 Female)
BOP Region:       Centralized Locations Region

 

DISMAS CHARITIES, INC.
6860 EDGEWATER COMMERCE PKWY
ORLANDO, FL  32810
Phone:  502-636-2033
Service: RRC
Beds:     71 Total (57 Male / 14 Female)
BOP Region:       Southeast Region

 

DISMAS CHARITIES, INC.
141 NW FIRST AVENUE
DANIA, FL  33004
Phone:  502-636-2033
Service: RRC
Beds:     33 Total (28 Male / 5 Female)
BOP Region:       Southeast Region

 

DISMAS CHARITIES, INC.
300 WENDELL CT SW STE 300
ATLANTA, GA  30336
Phone:  502-636-2033
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     44 Total (33 Male / 11 Female)
BOP Region:       Southeast Region

 

DISMAS CHARITIES, INC.
744 SECOND STREET
MACON, GA   31201
Phone:  502-636-2033
Service: RRC
Beds:     66 Total (52 Male / 14 Female)
BOP Region:       Southeast Region

 

DISMAS CHARITIES, INC.
602 TAYLOR STREET
AUGUSTA, GA  30901
Phone:  561-999-7548
Service: RRC
Beds:     35 Total (28 Male / 7 Female)
BOP Region:       Southeast Region

 

DISMAS CHARITIES, INC.
1006 LYNES AVENUE
SAVANNAH, GA  31415
Phone:  502-636-2033
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     34 Total (27 Male / 7 Female)
BOP Region:       Southeast Region

 

DISMAS CHARITIES, INC.
845 MUDDY GAP ROAD
MANCHESTER, KY  40962
Phone:  502-636-0333
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     41 Total (36 Male / 5 Female)
BOP Region:       South Central Region

 

DISMAS CHARITIES, INC.
124 WEST OAK STREET
LOUISVILLE, KY  40208
Phone:  502-636-2033
Service: RRC
Beds:     35 Total (30 Male / 5 Female)
BOP Region:       South Central Region

 

DISMAS CHARITIES, INC.
420 CHAMBERS STREET
LOUISVILLE, KY  40208
Phone:  502-636-2033
Service: RRC
Beds:     28 Total (23 Male / 5 Female)
BOP Region:       Centralized Locations Region

 

DISMAS CHARITIES, INC.
2500 7TH STREET RD
LOUISVILLE, KY  40208
Phone:  502-636-2033
Service: RRC
Beds:     57 Total (45 Male / 12 Female)
BOP Region:       South Central Region

 

DISMAS CHARITIES, INC.
5209 HIGHWAY 42 BYPASS
HATTIESBURGH, MS  39401
Phone:  502-636-2033
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     34 Total (28 Male / 6 Female)
BOP Region:       South Central Region

 

DISMAS CHARITIES, INC.
100 TISHOMINGO STREET
TUPELO, MS  38804
Phone:  502-636-2033
Service: RRC
Beds:     40 Total (32 Male / 8 Female)
BOP Region:       Southeast Region

 

DISMAS CHARITIES, INC.
307 N CHURCH ST
GREENSBORO, NC  27401
Phone:  336-370-4357
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     50 Total (40 Male / 10 Female)
BOP Region:       Southeast Region

 

DISMAS CHARITIES, INC.
506 CROWN POINT AVENUE
OMAHA, NE  68110
Phone:  502-636-2033
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     36 Total (29 Male / 7 Female)
BOP Region:       North Central Region

 

DISMAS CHARITIES, INC.
401 CENTRAL AVENUE
KEARNEY, NE  68847
Phone:  502-636-2033
Service: RRC
Beds:     40 Total (32 Male / 8 Female)
BOP Region:       North Central Region

 

DISMAS CHARITIES, INC.
2331 MENAUL BLVD. NE
ALBUQUERQUE, NM  87107
Phone:  502-636-2033
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     77 Total (62 Male / 15 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

DISMAS CHARITIES, INC.
1629 WINCHESTER ROAD
MEMPHIS, TN  38116
Phone:  502-636-2033
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     90 Total (75 Male / 15 Female)
BOP Region:       South Central Region

 

DISMAS CHARITIES, INC.
808 LEA AVENUE
NASHVILLE, TN 37203
Phone:  502-636-0333
Service: RRC
Beds:     84 Total (67 Male / 17 Female)
BOP Region:       South Central Region

 

DISMAS CHARITIES, INC.
1023 MESTINA STREET
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX  78401
Phone:  502-636-2033
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     16 Total (13 Male / 3 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

DISMAS CHARITIES, INC.
6752 GILBERT ROAD
LAREDO, TX  78041
Phone:  502-636-2033
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     24 Total (19 Male / 5 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

DISMAS CHARITIES, INC.
24 W. INDUSTRIAL LOOP
MIDLAND, TX  79701
Phone:  502-636-2033
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     135 Total (115 Male / 20 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

DISMAS CHARITIES, INC.
7011 ALAMEDA AVENUE
EL PASO, TX  79915
Phone:  502-636-2033
Service: RRC
Beds:     30 Total (24 Male / 6 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

DISMAS CHARITIES, INC.
709 E. 49TH STREET
LUBBOCK, TX  79404
Phone:  502-636-2033
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     26 Total (20 Male / 6 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

DISMAS CHARITIES, INC.
113 EDGAR STREET
SAINT ALBANS, WV  25177
Phone:  502-636-2033
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     85 Total (71 Male / 14 Female)
BOP Region:       Northeast Region

 

DISMAS CHARITIES, INC.
LOT #6 COLUMBIA BLVD, HARRISON COUNTY BUSINESS CENTRE
CLARKSBURG, WV  26301
Phone:  502-636-2033
Service: RRC
Beds:     19 Total (15 Male / 4 Female)
BOP Region:       Northeast Region

 

DISMAS HOUSE OF ST. LOUIS
5025 COTE BRILLIANTE AVENUE
SAINT LOUIS, MO  63113
Phone:  314-361-2802
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     242 Total (194 Male / 48 Female)
BOP Region:       North Central Region

 

ECUMENICAL HOUSE, INC.
6753 CEZANNE AVENUE
BATON ROUGE, LA  70806
Phone:  225-926-6047
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     26 Total (21 Male / 5 Female)
BOP Region:       South Central Region

 

FIRETREE, LTD.
701 ERIE BOULEVARD EAST
SYRACUSE, NY  13210
Phone:  570-601-0877
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     18 Total (17 Male / 1 Female)
BOP Region:       Northeast Region

 

FIRETREE, LTD.; DBA: CAPITOL PAVILLION
2012 NORTH FOURTH STREET
HARRISBURG, PA  17102
Phone:  570-601-0877
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     20 Total (16 Male / 4 Female)
BOP Region:       Northeast Region

 

GEO CARE, INC.
2532 - 2534 CRESTON AVENUE
BRONX, NY  10468
Phone:  561-999-7548
Service: RRC
Beds:     90 Total (77 Male / 13 Female)
BOP Region:       Northeast Region

 

GEO CARE, INC.
1585 WEST 2100 SOUTH
SALT LAKE CITY, UT  84119
Phone:  561-999-7548
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     143 Total (114 Male / 29 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

GEO CARE, LLC
7000 FRANKLIN BOULEVARD
SACRAMENTO, CA  95814
Phone:  561-999-7548
Service: RRC
Beds:     30 Total (30 Male / 0 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

GEO GROUP INC., THE
11750 RAMONA BLVD.
EL MONTE, CA  91732
Phone:  561-893-0101
Service: RRC
Beds:     70 Total (56 Male / 14 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

GEO REENTRY, INC.
130 CORDOVA ST.
ANCHORAGE, AK  99501
Phone:  561-999-7548
Service: RRC
Beds:     13 Total (10 Male / 3 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

GEO REENTRY, INC.
9411-9415 SOUTH CENTRAL AVENUE
LOS ANGELES, CA  90002
Phone:  561-999-7548
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     28 Total (22 Male / 6 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

GEO REENTRY, INC.
4715 BREWER PLACE
LEAVENWORTH, KS  66048
Phone:  561-999-7548
Service: RRC
Beds:     141 Total (113 Male / 28 Female)
BOP Region:       South Central Region

 

GEO REENTRY, INC.
2901 INDUSTRIAL ROAD
LAS VEGAS, NV  89109
Phone:  561-999-7548
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     69 Total (54 Male / 15 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

GEO REENTRY, INC.
5965 N EXPRESSWAY #7783
BROWNSVILLE, TX  78526
Phone:  561-999-7548
Service: RRC
Beds:     80 Total (64 Male / 16 Female)
BOP Region:       South Central Region

 

GLORY HOUSE OF SIOUX FALLS, THE
4000 S. WEST AVENUE
SIOUX FALLS, SD  57109
Phone:  605-332-3273
Service: RRC
Beds:     46 Total (37 Male / 9 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES-SUNCOAST, INC.
4102 W. HILLSBOROUGH AVE.
TAMPA, FL  33614
Phone:  727-523-1512
Service: RRC
Beds:     77 Total (62 Male / 15 Female)
BOP Region:       Southeast Region

 

GREAT FALLS PRE-RELEASE SERVICES, INC.
1019 15TH ST. N.
GREAT FALLS, MT   59401
Phone:  406-627-0944
Service: RRC
Beds:     27 Total (21 Male / 6 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

GREENBRIAR MEDICAL GROUP, INC.
4374 DENMAR RD.
HILLSBORO, WV  24946
Phone:  304-345-3300
Service: RRC/MINT
Beds:     15 Total (0 Male / 15 Female)
BOP Region:       Northeast Region

 

HEARTLINE, INC.
8201 SYLVESTER ST
DETROIT, MI  48214
Phone:  313-923-4200
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     6 Total (5 Male / 1 Female)
BOP Region:       North Central Region

 

HUMAN SERVICE CENTER
1005 NORTHEAST JEFFERSON
PEORIA, IL  60603
Phone:  309-671-8089
Service: RRC
Beds:     32 Total (26 Male / 6 Female)
BOP Region:       North Central Region

 

KALAMAZOO PROBATION ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM
203 BRIGDEN
BATTLE CREEK, MI  49014
Phone:  269-383-0450
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     7 Total (6 Male / 1 Female)
BOP Region:       North Central Region

 

KALAMAZOO PROBATION ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM
537 CHICAGO AVENUE
BENTON HARBOR, MI  49048
Phone:  269-383-0450
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     11 Total (9 Male / 2 Female)
BOP Region:       North Central Region

 

KEETON CORRECTIONS
225-A BRENT LANE
PENSACOLA, FL  32503
Phone:  850-474-1991
Service: RRC
Beds:     36 Total (28 Male / 8 Female)
BOP Region:       Southeast Region

 

KEETON CORRECTIONS, INC OF SPANISH FORT
4901 BATTLESHIP PARKWAY
SPANISH FORT, AL  36527
Phone:  850-747-8776
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     20 Total (16 Male / 4 Female)
BOP Region:       Southeast Region

 

KEETON CORRECTIONS, INC.
2020 DAHLIA ROAD
JACKSONVILLE, FL  32254
Phone:  850-747-8776
Service: RRC
Beds:     64 Total (51 Male / 13 Female)
BOP Region:       Southeast Region

 

KEETON CORRECTIONS, INC. (BIRMINGHAM)
1607 7TH STREET NORTH 747-8776
BIRMINGHAM, AL  35204
Phone:  850-747-8776
Service: RRC
Beds:     73 Total (59 Male / 14 Female)
BOP Region:       Southeast Region

 

KEETON CORRECTIONS, INC.; DBA OCALA COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER
3838 NE 41ST STREET
OCALA, FL  34479
Phone:  850-747-8776
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     12 Total (9 Male / 3 Female)
BOP Region:       Southeast Region

 

KEETON CORRECTIONS, INC.; DBA TALLAHASSEE COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER
3190 SPRING HILL RD
TALLAHASSEE, FL  32305
Phone:  850-747-8776
Service: RRC/Home Detention/MINT
Beds:     14 Total (9 Male / 5 Female)
BOP Region:       Southeast Region

 

KINTOCK GROUP, THE
4 SOUTH INDUSTRIAL BLVD
GRENLOCH, NJ  08032
Phone:  610-687-1336
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     9 Total (7 Male / 2 Female)
BOP Region:       Northeast Region

 

KINTOCK GROUP, THE
301 EAST ERIE AVENUE
PHILADELPHIA, PA  19119
Phone:  610-687-1336
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     100 Total (80 Male / 20 Female)
BOP Region:       Northeast Region

 

ALCOHOLISM SERVICES OF KNOXVILLE, INC; DBA MIDWAY ALCOHOLISM SERVICE OF KNOXVILLE
1513 MAGNOLIA AVE
KNOXVILLE, TN  37917
Phone:  865-522-0301
Service: RRC
Beds:     64 Total (50 Male / 14 Female)
BOP Region:       South Central Region

 

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF WI & UPPER MI, INC.
3136 CRAIG ROAD
EAU CLAIRE, WI  54701
Phone:  414-246-2326
Service: RRC
Beds:     14 Total (11 Male / 3 Female)
BOP Region:       North Central Region

 

MIRROR, INC.
2201 E 25TH ST
TOPEKA, KS  66605
Phone:  316-283-6743
Service: RRC
Beds:     53 Total (43 Male / 10 Female)
BOP Region:       South Central Region

 

MIRROR, INC.
3820 NORTH TOBEN STREET
WICHITA, KS  67226
Phone:  316-283-6743
Service: RRC
Beds:     60 Total (48 Male / 12 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

NEW BEGINNINGS TREATMENT CENTER, INC.
2445 NORTH ORACLE ROAD
TUCSON, AZ  85705
Phone:  520-624-0075
Service: RRC
Beds:     25 Total (20 Male / 5 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

OKLAHOMA HALFWAY HOUSE, INC.
517 SW 2ND STREET
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK  73109
Phone:  405-232-0231
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     59 Total (47 Male / 12 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

ORIANA HOUSE, INC.
1829 EAST 55TH STREET
CLEVELAND, OH  44103
Phone:  330-535-8116
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     119 Total (95 Male / 24 Female)
BOP Region:       Northeast Region

 

OUR HOME, INC.
40354 210TH STREET
HURON, SD  57366
Phone:  605-352-4368
Service: Non-SecJuv
Beds:     8 Total (6 Male / 2 Female)
BOP Region:       North Central Region

 

PACT, INC. DBA: PACT BRADLEY CENTER
132 E 6TH STREET
MICHIGAN CITY, IN  46360
Phone:  219-465-1100
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     72 Total (57 Male / 15 Female)
BOP Region: North Central Region

 

PHAROS HOUSE, INC.; DBA: HALFWAY HOUSE
5 GRANT STREET
PORTLAND, ME  04101
Phone:  207-774-6021
Service: RRC
Beds:     24 Total (20 Male / 4 Female)
BOP Region:       Northeast Region

 

PIONEER HUMAN SERVICES; DBA: PIONEER INDUSTRIES
220 ELEVENTH AVENUE
SEATTLE, WA  98122
Phone:  206-766-7021
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     45 Total (36 Male / 9 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

PIONEER HUMAN SERVICES; DBA: PIONEER INDUSTRIES
1902 MILWAUKEE WAY
TACOMA, WA  98421
Phone:  206-766-7021
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     9 Total (7 Male / 2 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

PORT OF HOPE CENTERS, INC.
7360 W. BETHEL STREET
BOISE, ID  83704
Phone:  208-463-0118
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     14 Total (11 Male / 3 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

REHABILITATION SERVICES, INC.
7714-7718 WARWICK BLVD. NEWPORT NEWS, VA 23067 AND 300 W. 20TH ST.
NORFOLK, VA  23517
Phone:  443-837-6964
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     33 Total (26 Male / 7 Female)
BOP Region:       Southeast Region

 

REYNOLDS AND ASSOCIATES, INC.
1430 G ST. NE
WASHINGTON, DC  20002
Phone:  443-837-6964
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     69 Total (0 Male / 69 Female)
BOP Region:       Northeast Region

 

RIVERSIDE CHRISTIAN MINITRIES, INC.; DBA RIVERSIDE HOUSE
968 NW 2 ST
MIAMI, FL  33128
Phone:  305-326-9799
Service: RRC
Beds:     88 Total (75 Male / 13 Female)
BOP Region:       Southeast Region

 

ROCK VALLEY COMMUNITY PROGRAM
203 WEST SUNNY LANE RD.
JANESVILLE, WI  53546
Phone:  608-741-4500
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     87 Total (82 Male / 5 Female)
BOP Region:       North Central Region

 

RRK ENTERPRISE, DBA INDEPENDENCE HOUSE
2765 SOUTH FEDERAL BLVD
DENVER, CO  80206
Phone:  303-919-7231
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     25 Total (20 Male / 5 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

SALVATION ARMY (GA), THE (INC), DBA; SALVATION ARMY (WPB)
1577 NORTH MILITARY TRAIL
WEST PALM BEACH, FL  33409
Phone:  813-383-5789
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     29 Total (23 Male / 6 Female)
BOP Region:       Southeast Region

 

SECOR, INC.
168 ROGERS STREET
LEBANON, VA  24266
Phone:  276-889-1530
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     13 Total (10 Male / 3 Female)
BOP Region:       Southeast Region

 

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, INC.; DBA: SEMO CTC
5536 STE HWY, 32 EAST
FARMINGTON, MO  63640
Phone:  573-431-0554
Service: RRC
Beds:     34 Total (32 Male / 2 Female)
BOP Region:       North Central Region

 

SOUTHERN TERRITORIAL HEADQUARTERS OF THE SALVATION ARMY, THE
800 MCCALLIE AVENUE
CHATTANOOGA, TN  37403
Phone:  502-357-8548
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     102 Total (82 Male / 20 Female)
BOP Region:       South Central Region

 

T.J. MAHONEY AND ASSOCIATES, INC.
524 KAAAHI STREET
HONOLULU, HI  96817
Phone:  702-369-0150
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     36 Total (29 Male / 7 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

TALBERT HOUSE, INC.
2600 VICTORY PARKWAY
CINCINNATI, OH  45206
Phone:  513-751-7747
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     65 Total (52 Male / 13 Female)
BOP Region:       North Central Region

 

THE GEO GROUP, INC.
111 TAYLOR STREET
SAN FRANCISCO, CA  94102
Phone:  561-999-7548
Service: RRC/Home Detention/MINT
Beds:     81 Total (64 Male / 17 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

THE GEO GROUP, INC.
1819 COMMERCE STREET
HOUSTON, TX  77002
Phone:  561-999-7548
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     122 Total (98 Male / 24 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

THE GEO GROUP, INC.
2520 SOUTH EXPRESSWAY 281
EDINBURG, TX  78539
Phone:  561-999-7548
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     96 Total (80 Male / 16 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

THE SALVATION ARMY (SOUTHERN TERRITORIAL HEADQUARTERS
2400 EDISON AVENUE
FORT MYERS, FL  33901
Phone:  404-728-6722
Service: RRC
Beds:     45 Total (36 Male / 9 Female)
BOP Region:       Southeast Region

 

TURNING POINT OF CENTRAL CALIFORNIA, INC.
1101 UNION AVENUE
BACKERSFIELD, CA  93307
Phone:  559-732-8086
Service: RRC
Beds:     25 Total (20 Male / 5 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

TURNING POINT OF CENTRAL CALIFORNIA, INC.
116 E. SAN LUIS STREET
SALINAS, CA  93901
Phone:  559-732-8086
Service: RRC
Beds:     30 Total (24 Male / 6 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA
2929 ST. ANTHONY STREET
METAIRIE, LA  70011
Phone:  502-452-1828
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     87 Total (70 Male / 17 Female)
BOP Region:       Southeast Region

 

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA
1606 FERNANDEZ JUNCOS AVENUE
SAN JUAN, PR  00909
Phone:  502-805-0632
Service: RRC
Beds:     111 Total (94 Male / 17 Female)
BOP Region:       Centralized Locations Region

 

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA CHESAPEAKE, INC.
4601 EAST MONUMENT ST
BALTIMORE, MD  21205
Phone:  410-276-5880
Service: RRC
Beds:     60 Total (50 Male / 10 Female)
BOP Region:       Mid-Atlantic Region

 

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA NORTHERN ROCKIES
1299 RAYMOND ST.
SHERIDAN, WY  82801
Phone:  307-672-0475
Service: RRC
Beds:     40 Total (32 Male / 8 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA OF GREATER OHIO
1205 CHAMPLAIN ST.
TOLEDO, OH  43604
Phone:  614-253-6100
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     13 Total (11 Male / 2 Female)
BOP Region:       North Central Region

 

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA OF INDIANA, INC.
811 EAST FRANKLIN STREET
EVANSVILLE, IN  47711
Phone:  317-686-5809
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     62 Total (52 Male / 10 Female)
BOP Region:       North Central Region

 

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA OF MINNESOTA
2825 EAST LAKE STREET
MINNEAPOLIS, MN  55406
Phone:  612-721-6327
Service: RRC/Home Detention
Beds:     20 Total (16 Male / 4 Female)
BOP Region:       Centralized Locations Region

 

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA OF WESTERN NEW YORK, INC.
214 LAKE AVENUE
ROCHESTER, NY  14608
Phone:  585-402-7203
Service: RRC
Beds:     41 Total (32 Male / 9 Female)
BOP Region:       Northeast Region

 

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA TEXAS, INC.
2710 AVENUE "J"
FORT WORTH, TX  76105
Phone:  817-429-1087
Service: RRC/MINT
Beds:     94 Total (69 Male / 25 Female)
BOP Region:       South Central Region

 

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA TEXAS, INC.
800 W WINTERGREEN RD
HUTCHINS, TX  75141
Phone:  972-225-5472
Service: RRC
Beds:     90 Total (72 Male / 18 Female)
BOP Region:       South Central Region

 

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA, INC.; DBA: VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA OF INDIANA
927 NORTH PENNSYLVANIA STREET
INDIANAPOLIS, IN  46204
Phone:  317-686-5809
Service: RRC
Beds:     66 Total (55 Male / 11 Female)
BOP Region:       North Central Region

 

WORKING ALTERNATIVES, INC.
12842 VALLEY VIEW STREET, SUITE 206
GARDEN GROVE, CA  92845
Phone:  714-898-6400
Service: RRC
Beds:     71 Total (60 Male / 11 Female)
BOP Region:       Western Region

 

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62 Comments

  1. Stacy Crowder on October 27, 2017 at 7:37 am

    My fiancé was supposed to be going to the halfway house January 16, 2018 and he is not now because of the budget cut, my question is can I not appeal this decision or can he not just be put in my custody and I be responsible for him because he will be receiving his monthly check it will be reinstated once he is released I have already spoken with Social Security all he needs is his release papers from FBOP and they will start his check back so he would stay in the halfway house long anyway! Can you answer this???

    • Brandon Sample on October 29, 2017 at 4:44 pm

      Thanks for reaching out. It was good to speak to you and I hope that you are able to get somewhere with the problem you are facing.

  2. Betty on October 30, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    My husband was sentenced unjustly to 30 months. He is 67 years old and was sole breadwinner. I am his wife and have our 2 sons living with me, one still a minor, and we all have health issues. Is there a direct home placement (early release) based on hardship? THanks

    • Brandon Sample on November 5, 2017 at 2:32 pm

      He may be eligible to apply for something called “compassionate release.” However, in practice very little of what the BOP does is “compassionate.”

    • Susan on March 14, 2019 at 11:34 am

      Can/do these rules apply to state prisons as well, or is it all purely for federal?
      My husband is at the end of a long sentence. He is going to be going to a parole hearing next month that is a slam-dunk because of the amount of time served vs sentence. He’s been in for 34 (thirty-four!) years. He has actually served longer than his sentence.

      Do you have any comments or advice, (or questions?)
      Thank you in advance,
      Susan

  3. Antonia Mcphee on November 4, 2017 at 12:22 am

    My husband was supposed to be released to home confinement on Nov 16 however he was told it was changed to May 2018. After receiving a disingenuous response from his RRM I contacted my senator. He was just told it’s been moved to March however that’s only 2 days before his original halfway house date. I’m not sure who else to contact. They should be obligated to honor their agreement. Companies can end in lawsuits for breaking such agreements but the government doesn’t? It’s not fair. His life means something to me and his love ones although I know it means nothing to them. I need him home. Is there anything else I can do? He was already approved for home confinement if they are really looking to cut budgets why not let him come home? Thanks in advance for any an all assistance and advice given.

    • Brandon Sample on November 5, 2017 at 2:30 pm

      Antonia,

      What the BOP is doing is very cruel and heartless. Unfortunately, the BOP has a lot of discretion over such matters. While many individuals are eligible for home confinement, they must first pass through a halfway house (typically) before home confinement can begin. There is a program called “federal location monitoring” that allows for federal prisoners to be sent straight home. The U.S. Probation Office would supervise their home confinement under such circumstances. I encourage you to reach out to your member of Congress and two U.S. Senators. Request “constituent service” about this matter. That is likely your best shot at getting him sooner than May 2018.

      • Antonia Mcphee on November 8, 2017 at 2:18 am

        Thank you for taking the time to respond. I will reach out for assistance.

      • Cynthia moore on December 27, 2018 at 3:04 pm

        My son who lived, convicted and sentenced in n.c. also has been told his halfway house release date for august of 2019 has been changed to oct of 2019. His sentence of ten years will end early 2020. You are correct in your statement that there is no compassion within the correctional system. My understanding of what i have read is to talk with senators and a congress member requesting constituent service. The reason would be for home confinement supervised by an u.s. probation officer in my state since the hafway house release date has been changed. Thanks a million

  4. Kelly Villasenor on December 4, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    hi my son is suppose to be going to a halfway house in march 2018 he is ending a 5 year sentence but the judge when sentencing him said that the final 12 months of his sentence is to be served na halfway house for him to serve no more then 12 no less then 6 so the prison does have to honor the judges sentence rite be cuz hes so stressed out becuz his paperwork hasnt came back yet from the halfway house n i guess other inmates r telling him about people not being able to go to halfway houses n them having to do the remainder of there time there n he is so worried thank u

  5. J.L. MURPHY on December 20, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Brandon, thank you for your continued support and champion of inmate and Defendant-friendly causes. As we all know (at least those of us with an operational brain), the current Administration (perhaps aside from “the Generals”) are political extremists, whose philosophy and beliefs, if implemented, would set this country back years, pre-racial integration, maybe even pre-Columbian (inasmuch as our dear President fails to grasp the concept that we are ALL immigrants here – white Europeans were arguably the last to arrive!).
    At any rate, notwithstanding the dire state of affairs, we must move forward to the extent the political climate allows. Given the majorities in both Houses of Congress, it seems doubtful that Defendant/inmate advocacy of pressing needs will be forthcoming any time soon. Hopefully the courts will be our last, and abiding refuge for redressing a perpetually unfair and unjust criminal justice system. Case in point is the curtailment of Halfway House (R.R.C.) placements. I have read everything related on this site as well as that found on independent sources discussing the same issue. None of the B.O.P.’s justifications hold water. They just do not. Simply take a look at the Administration’s recent banning of certain so-called provocative words used by the Center for Disease Control (C.D.C.). The truth is, these words do not fit well with the Administration’s ultra-conservative views. As a result, we abandon the First Amendment. Not only that, but the banned words seem essential to relevant scientific research. Nevertheless, that little point is easily dismissed by an individual who, for just one example, rejects thousands of the world’s most prominent scientists’ confirmation that yes, global warming does exist, and yes it is predominantly caused by man and rampant, unchecked industrialization. In other words, what is happening overall cannot be explained by the current rhetoric. Instead, and with this Administration, all must be seen for its very real ulterior motive to drive home at all costs an extreme political philosophy, which seemingly pervades every word and deed that emanates therefrom.
    In sum, although I dislike being the bearer of bad news, to be quite candid, I do not see major improvement in any of the issues discussed in this article until a change in Administration is forthcoming. Sadly, all the work done in this area by our previous Attorney General Eric Holder has been, is in the process of, or will be in the future, run out of town (either through legislation, fiat, staff appointments, or Executive Order, among others).
    This all has much less to do with being either a Democrat or a Republican, and more to do with just being a fair-minded, deep thinking, and just person. Qualities we find way too little of at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. There is, however, some light at the proverbial end of the tunnel. If you have a friend or loved one either in prison or in jeopardy of going to federal prison, there is probably no one nationwide more knowledgeable, more experienced, than Brandon Sample and Associates. Brandon and colleagues are more accomplished, more learned, and actually care, really care about the “raw deal” some criminal Defendants receive. Where others have no solutions, Brandon can think “outside the box” as they say and find resolutions and relief where others cannot. Where so many are victimized by a system that everyday and in every way seeks to crush the human spirit and extract their pound of flesh at all costs, Brandon may not be capable of reversing such overwhelmingly negative outcomes in every case. However, if relief can be had, I would cast my stone on, place my faith in, put my bet down on, Brandon and colleagues.
    I wish everyone well. Yes, we have mountains to climb, obstacles to circumvent, but we also have individuals like Brandon who will accompany us and assist us every step of the way. TAKE CARE ALL !!

  6. Jessica on February 7, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    My husband should be getting home to Texas next yr if his judge recommended a year halfway house will he get it or what would we need to do to try and get that yr

  7. Jeannie Gordy on February 28, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    My son was placed in a federal halfway house in December 2017 for 9 days and then returned home to my house under home confinement. He has cooperated 100 % with the halfway house. Always answering their phone calls multiple times a day,(including the 2 or 3 a.m. calls), drug testing, drug classes, meeting with staff when asked, etc. He had a job lined up but needed a vehicle because the job was not on a bus route. I helped him get a vehicle and then he had to jump through all kinds of hoops to be granted permission to drive. I understand all of that because he is still under the BOP. Unfortunately, the used vehicle had mechanical issues from the get go and ended up being towed to a dealership for repairs. Because it is a foreign car we were told that the part would have to be ordered from the U.K. and it could take several days to get the part and then do the repair to make the vehicle operable again. Fast forward to when the vehicle was ready to be picked up.
    I received a call in the morning from the dealership ( as I was heading out to a 4 hour class) to let me know that the repair is now completed and can be picked up anytime. I didn’t get a chance to tell my son that I received that call. Then I found out that the halfway house called him to find out when his car would be finished because he was approved to begin working at the job that he secured. He told them that he hasn’t heard anything from the service department but it should be ready this week. They asked for the contact information for the service department. Keep in mind that I was,the contact person for the service department regarding the vehicle. When the halfway house found out that the vehicle was fixed and ready to be picked up and that the part didn’t come from the U.K. they then called my son and told him that he needed to return to the halfway house with his belongings! When he arrived they wrote him up for falsifying a statement to staff!! WHAT….I couldn’t believe what I was hearing!! He only told them what the service manager told me and the service manager said that he would call them and straighten out this misunderstanding. The staff refused to talk to me or the service manager. My son is trying to get his life back on track and these contracted employees are not there to assist him but to sabotage his re entry back into society. Where does someone turn to get help with this travecy?????

    • Vickie Wade on April 11, 2018 at 7:32 pm

      We are going through basically the same B.S. My son has lost out on 2 jobs due to the supposed rehab center. They are not in bussiness to help at all. You can not get straight answers from any one. And nothing in writting. He turns in papers and they disappear so we now make and keep copies. He turns in papers for job interview and to enroll in college and they ignore them or denied them. Who can you report this stuff to?

      • Brandon Sample on April 12, 2018 at 10:26 pm

        I encourage everyone who is having these kinds of issues to reach out to their member of Congress for constituency service. It’s free. And it can be helpful.

  8. Judy Noyola on April 9, 2018 at 12:22 am

    Yes I had a question I wanted to know who is allowed to visit someone in a halfway house is it just immediate family or can someone else like a girlfriend be able to visit this certain person. And I also had another question can the visitation be revoked where this person isn’t allowed to get any contact from a girlfriend and can po cancel or revoke that visitation that isn’t issued to the person that’s in a halfway house? Or can the inmate who is in a halfway house is there po allowed to revoke this visitation or can a another po who isn’t this person’s original po is that person allowed to revoke a visitation from this person those are my questions

    • Brandon Sample on April 12, 2018 at 10:27 pm

      If the person is still in BOP custody, the halfway house would determine who can or cannot visit them. If they are on supervised release, that might be a different scenario.

      • Jason mandara on January 12, 2019 at 10:52 pm

        My brother just got sentenced to 1 year and day when will he be elidgble for a halfway house how much time will he have serve before he can go halfway house ! He has job lined up so that’s not issue ?? Pls answer my question his lawer can’t anserr us .

  9. Alicia on April 15, 2018 at 3:20 am

    Hello I am writing because my husband is in federal custody in Milan michigan….his case Manager denied to put him in for halfway house period and his max out date is in 0ctober 2018…I’ve read the 18 u.s.c 3624 so has he.. it is not up to the prison to approve or reject correct isn’t that up to region…How can they deny to put him in period…isn’t their something I can do he qualifies for up to 6 months what can I do

    • Brandon Sample on April 19, 2018 at 10:32 am

      Hi Alicia,

      In my experience, the best way to address things like this is through constituency service. You can contact your member of Congress, for example, and ask them to reach out to the BOP about the matter. Have you tried this? The other option is for him to file a BOP grievance directly concerning the matter. However, that usually does not go very far….

      • COLE on June 18, 2018 at 12:51 am

        I filed a Bp8,9 and to the region office and finally got my halfway house so file, file and keep filing. A BP11 goes to Washington. Good luck

  10. Tracy Williams on May 2, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    My fiance was sentenced to a year and day for a federal probation violation, how soon can he be eligible for halfway house if they give up to 12 months. Can he request right away or is there a process. I was told he had to go through halfway house first before home confinement. What would be the best option or procedure to get him in the halfway house asap.

    • Breanab on May 10, 2018 at 4:21 pm

      We’re you able to find out?

  11. Soraya k on May 4, 2018 at 1:04 am

    How can I find out if my husband is eligible for a halfway house ? He was sentenced to 13yrs and has been Down 11

  12. Tami Mason on May 6, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    I have a friend in the federal half way house as we speak. He has been there for 5 months already. He is down to his last 25 days. He has had fill time employment the whole time he’s been there. He works 11 hours a day 6 days a week, and the halfway house takes $450 out of every paycheck. That’s $900 a month. He does everything by the book. He has not had any write ups or violations since he’s been there. I recently submitted a visitation application. It’s been two months since I turned it in and they refuse to tell him whether I’m approved or not. From day one they told him if he found a place they approved, he could do home confinement. He recently found one. He paid all the deposits and first and last. He then bought furniture for it. The halfway house has now told the apartment manager and the residence that if he shows up at the apartment they are to call and he will be arrested and be returned to prison. He was told by staff that he was a threat to society and would not be getting out and most likely will be returning to prison. His counselor was to to deny any passes and visitations. Even his counselor is at a loss for his current treatment by the staff. 6 of the men that were in his group have been sent back to prison. He is so stressed out that he will barely even answer the phone if I call. Can anything be done for him. Aren’t there policys to protect his rights. Are they trying to see how far they can push him, to see if he snaps. How is this treatment even considered humane?

  13. Breanab on May 9, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    Hello , my husband was sentenced to a year in a day January 8, 2018 and was told that he was approved for the halfway house this month. The warden signed off on the halfway house and he was told that he would be Going to the halfway house in August 2018. We are trying to push home confinement due to having a disabled daughter and me having to go back to work. Is there a way that we can get the date moved closer. We were told when the probation came out last week that he could do 6-8 months in halfway house but if the release date is in November why would he only be going to the halfway way in August ? We are trying to push home confinement due to having a disabled daughter and me being able to go back to work. Is there way that we can get the date moved closer and have him at the halfway house before August. He has a job lined up already. He was told from the counselor that there is a possibility that they can change the halfway house date sooner but didn’t explain how?

  14. Brandon Sample on May 11, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Unfortunately, under current law a federal prisoner cannot serve more than 10 percent of their sentence on home confinement, or six months, whichever is less. As a result, the most he could be placed on home confinement would be 1 months with a one year sentence.

  15. Dpain on May 29, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    I have a sentencing date of June 29th with my psi showing 13 points after 3 pt reduction for accept. Responsibility, were are contesting three enhancements, trying to move towards zone b. From what I perceive, could there be an Up-Front discussion to be had with my congressman pushing for the least amount of prison time and the highest amount of freedoms during RRC, additionaly, would a request to BOP to serve at an institution that could produce a more favorable journey from prison, House, home?? ie., requesting time in a state that has more over crowding, less white collars, combined with smoother transitions through halfway houses to home??

  16. Izabel on June 3, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    Hello,
    My husband is serving a 30 month sentence. He is eligible for halfway house at the end of this month. He was recommended to get 4-5 months by the warden, however re-enrty hasn’t finalized this yet. How can I help him get the most possible (12 months) What can I do from my end? I have 5 young children under the age of 11 and my youngest is just 10 months. I’m struggling and my kids are failing in all areas. Please advise.

  17. brayham mejia on June 9, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    So my mother in law was suppose to get release to us in the state of PA, that also where her halfway house was suppose to be. I received an order from the military to relocate to FL. What can I do to still get her to change her half way house.

  18. wendi herron on June 19, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    My son was released to Federal
    Halfway house on June 3, 2018 . He was not not given medication he had been on like prozac and boose bars today (June 19, 2018) He woke up in a panic and just ran out. He called me and I took him to hospital telling everyone i could he has ran. He was picked up at hospital, but they diagnosed it as a PTSD attack. What is going to happen? In my opinion he did everything right even in the state of mind he was in. He spent 1 yr in the Shu and i blame that for his worsened state. He was not like this when he went in and im worried its just only going to get worse if he goes back.. He was released from Victorville usp to Utah ccm. He was doing good but just woke up and freaked out.

    • Brandon Sample on June 19, 2018 at 11:33 pm

      He is going to go through the disciplinary process most likely, but the BOP is not allowed to punish someone who did not have the proper mental state at the time.

  19. Amy on June 27, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    My fiancé is in federal prison due to a violation, his case manager and the warden signed off on him going into a RRC in the beginning of August. The RRM denied due to him having an open case, he has already accepted a plea and they are giving him time served. Is there anyone I can talk to about this, he is in on a violation for the case that is still open. It’s still open because the feds wouldn’t transfer him to court. If there anyway we can fight this, since he will not have to do anymore time? Also the case manager at the prison told us we needed to move out his court dates until after is release date which has been done.

  20. Lumpkin on July 18, 2018 at 5:58 am

    My son’s halfway house date is July 25th 2018. He was given 6 months halfway house. All the paperwork is signed July 16th and everything is ready to go. Meanwhile, prior to all paperwork signing I’ve been in contact with the RRC Manager Mr. Potts and he’s assure me my son has a bed there for July 25th with is name on it. Then my son is called into the office July 17th to be told his halfway house date has been changed to September. 7 days away from me delivering him to Keeton Corrections, Birmingham Alabama and he’s told this. Can that be done? What do I need to do? Help me please!

  21. Charlotte on August 8, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    My sister is set to go to Halfway house on August 16th I am wondering how long she will have to stay she already has a job waiting for her and a good place to stay is there anyway they will give her home confinement right away?? Please help anyone!

    • Brandon Sample on August 21, 2018 at 2:06 pm

      It depends. But usually, even in the best case scenario, she will be at the halfway house for at least 3 weeks or so. The halfway house must approve the residence before she can go to home confinement.

  22. Heather on August 25, 2018 at 12:49 am

    What is the process of requesting home confinement? My husband who will be released in December was told he would have half way status on Aug 21 but then was transferred to another state 1st. He was told he would only be there for a few weeks until placed in half way house. Then recently was told there are too many people ahead of him and that he will probably not be going to halfway house. He followed all the protocols to be placed only to be moved away from family and then told no halfway house. He is a nonviolent offender, has a family and a job waiting. Why was he given a date only to have it stripped away? Very hard for someone’s mental health to recover from this not only for him but for young children who were told their father would soon be home. Not fair at all. These are peoples lives they are tearing apart.

    • Brandon Sample on August 26, 2018 at 1:02 pm

      Home confinement is typically sought after the prisoner arrives at the halfway house. The halfway house has to go out to the person’s residence to approve it. And then paperwork must be sent to the Residential Reentry Manager who has the final say. It is technically possible for prisoner to receive “direct commitment” to home confinement. There is also another program called the Federal Location Monitoring Program. In that program, the U.S. Probation Office supervises the prisoner on home confinement instead of the halfway house. But very few people are approved for this.

      Since he was told the he cannot go to halfway house, he should speak to his case manager about direct commitment to home confinement or the Federal Location Monitoring Program.

  23. Jean W. on September 15, 2018 at 10:05 am

    My fiancé is a federal camp and his request for placements in a halfway house in our new city was denied. If we get married prior to his release, will they approve his request for placement with me?

    • Brandon Sample on September 18, 2018 at 11:51 pm

      Perhaps. But then again it could be too late in the process for that to happen.

  24. James William frost junior on October 21, 2018 at 2:02 am

    If a person is incarcerated can they be placed on to a halfway house

    • Brandon Sample on October 23, 2018 at 7:44 am

      Yes, it happens reputinely for federal prisoners, particularly when they get close to the end of their sentences.

  25. Ashly J on October 28, 2018 at 11:45 am

    My fiancé is getting ready to go to a federal transition center in Phoenix Arizona in 4 months and he’s wondering what type of phones do they have for the clients (inmates) to access to be able to contact love ones because right we’re communicating through corrlinks daily so we’re wondering how/what would he be able to use to keep in contact with me and his family while he’s in AZ.

    • Brandon Sample on November 1, 2018 at 5:20 pm

      Most halfway houses allow inmates to have cell phones now.

  26. Eve Gregory on November 4, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    I’m getting ready to self surrender next week for a sentence of 26 mths, in West va federal women prison… by my lawyers calculations, standard sheet, I’m only gonna serve approximately 16 mths n then 6 months halfway house, is this correct? N is the halfway house guaranteed, or could I request straight home confinement or federal monitoring since I have a mentally n physically ill adult child that may need a heart/ liver transplant while I’m in carceration or close to my release… n is it possible to get early release from prison n complete remainder under same circumstances, if his ailment should become extreme prior to release based on time required to b served?

    • Brandon Sample on November 9, 2018 at 4:45 pm

      You likely will not receive 6 months of halfway house. It is not guaranteed. in fact, most people are being granted 2-3 months with sentences that are very short like yours. If there is a caretaker available for your son, BOP might not give much consideration to that issue notwithstanding the seriousness of it. This is because BOP is largely uncompassionate on these matters.

      • Amy P. on November 24, 2018 at 9:30 am

        Hi, my husband is currently incarcerated in SC, however he is looking into having his counselors send him to GA or FL to do his halfway house time there. Once released, he would like to relocate to OH where I reside to do a home confinement. Will that be an issue? Will he have to stay in whatever state that he is in for the half way program?

        • Brandon Sample on November 24, 2018 at 4:32 pm

          Yes, that will be an issue. If he wants to do home confinement with you then he needs to release to OH. He cannot move around like that.

  27. G. Sheaffer on November 27, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Mr Sample,
    I am currently in a federal halfway house in south florida and have experienced racism and 2 incident reports were sanctioned to me based on staff dishonesty regarding my job. Is there any way i can fight back? I think this place has a lot of corrupt staff and the director was just fired due to missing funds $$. Thank you for your time:) I always appreciated your newsletters when i was away at camp!

    • Christopher Zoukis on November 27, 2018 at 10:32 pm

      I’m sorry to hear that. The system is very broken. Keep your head up and this will pass. Luckily (and unluckily), halfway house placements are rather short. Soon you will be home with family and away from those people.

  28. Hollym on December 7, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Preparing to self surrender for a 6 month sentence. No possibility of going directly to a halfway or home or Federal Location Monitoring Program? Is it at the BOPs discretion? If incarceration is mandatory, due to the short term, what could my possibilities be? Many thanks in advance.

  29. Dan Hathy on December 25, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    My fiancee is being released in May-June of 2019. She is currently in W Virginia and has been in MN and AL. She was sentenced in Boise. She wants to release to MN, where I live and her case manager approved it. The Probation Officer denied her release to MN saying she needs to go back to Boise where her family is. He said she can talk to her case manager if she wants but he said his reason is she has no family here and she should go back to ID. She has never wanted to go back to ID due to an ex husband and her co-defendants. Is there anything else we can do?

    • Christopher Zoukis on December 26, 2018 at 4:58 pm

      What you are talking about is a relocation request. The U.S. Probation Officer will be looking at three factors: 1) Does the inmate have community ties (e.g., family), 2) Does the inmate have housing in the area, and 3) Does the inmate have a job in the area or the skills required to obtain a job in the area. A good way to approach this is put together a framework to be able to check off as many of these boxes as possible, and then to draft a document which plainly expresses this. If you would like to hire counsel to assist in this matter we stand ready to help.

  30. Walden Schmidt on January 2, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    I am looking for two BOP Halfway house policy statements. Where can I find them online?

  31. Mary on January 16, 2019 at 11:12 am

    Was wondering about my brother if someone can please help me need info and what I can do

  32. Lisa on January 25, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    My fiancé is looking at a year and a day for federal probation violation. He’s been in jail since December 13, 2018. According to his court appointed attorney, his release date should be November 1, 2019. We were trying to figure out a good time for him to start his paperwork for the halfway house or home confinement since he will only be getting a month for this. He had a job when he went in, and his boss really likes him and his work so he is holding his job for him. Thank you for your help!

  33. Henry Hammond on February 16, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Brandon,

    I’m writing this from my home as I have a weekend pass from my halfway house. I’m a 62 year old male who took a plea to end a disgraceful situation brought on by a disingenuous FBI agent and was given a sentence of a year and a day after the prosecutor reneged (on the day of my sentencing) on her indication by email not to oppose probation. I left Federal Prison camp in January to go to the halfway house. It seems rather silly that someone like me is sent to a halfway house as I have a home, 35 year stable marriage, a job, and have never been in trouble for anything. However, I understand about the 10% rule, and my 10% eligibility date to go to home confinement just came and went last week. I am traveling essentially 38 miles to work and 38 miles back to the halfway house just to “sleep” there when my house is less than 3 miles from my workplace. The halfway house director and staff are good people. They are not the problem. The regional manager has been contacted by my family and the halfway house to inquire as to why I haven’t been released to home confinement, but she refuses to respond. Probation has approved my home and even they are puzzled as to why I am still at the HH. I fear that this may be a money thing and am wondering if the BOP gets more money if I’m kept in a halfway house rather than in home confinement. It sure smells fishy. I am not rocking the boat since my sentence is completely up in March, but I am very frustrated by what appears to be disregard of the intent of halfway house versus home confinement eligibility and use. Any advice?

  34. Mrs. Surratt on March 10, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    We live in NC, My son is finishing his sentence in SC. He has been given paperwork for halfway house in Columbia, SC on May 1, 2019 and a release date of May 29th. Will he be able to move back to NC after his release date. We anout 95 miles feom hos halfway house. Are there steps we can take to make his transition from Columbia to Charlotte smooth or will the halfway house assist him in finding employment?

  35. Jane Doe on March 14, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    Right now we have been having trouble with the heat its been like this for over a week. Last night parts of the ceiling came down due to a leak it flood the floor with water and they have not done anything to fix it. The leak has been an issue for sometime now because before inspection they painted the ceiling tile. These conditions are inhumane. I dont want my name mentioned because they are in a position to make my life hell but i can live like this most of us girls are sick. Its so cold in here I went to bed with 3 layers of clothes on. Please and thank you for your time. We are in the Grossman Center 4715 Brewer pl. Leavenworth KS. 66048

  36. Marie on April 4, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    If a child is in custody and the mother gets released from jail to a half way house can she work a case plan even its still considered incarceration?

  37. Tacara on April 10, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    Hi, my Husband parole was voilated, something really minor. He got out on 3 years parole and was out over 2 yrs. Basically, they only have him a year of prison time and he has already gotten approved to Halfway house July 3, 2019 but his release date is October.1, 2019 how long would he be at halfway house

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