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Bureau of Prisons Cuts Back on Halfway Houses and Services

Federal inmates expecting to be transferred from a penitentiary to a halfway house — what the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) calls a “residential re-entry center” — are being informed shortages of spaces mean they’ll face delays in their transfer, and consequently more time in prison.

BOP can let federal inmates with good-time credit spend up to a year of their sentence in a halfway house; this aims to provide inmates nearing the end of their sentences a stable base where they can establish community roots, search for post-release employment, and receive helpful services. Some halfway houses also supervise non-violent offenders released to home confinement.

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