Community Leave Program

The Community Leave Program provides an opportunity for inmates to attend activities in the local community that will assist in their reintegration into society. Trained volunteers escort offenders during the activity.

Criteria for Participation
Prison managers review offender progress reports, infractions, criminal history and public opinion to determine eligibility.

Program Operation
The facility's volunteer coordinator is responsible for the training and certification of volunteers who serve as community leave sponsors. After completing the required training, volunteers must complete a one month probationary period before they are allowed to escort offenders to an activity.

All activities must be approved prior to leave. While on the community leave pass, offenders cannot have contact with relatives. Leaves may not exceed six hours. An offender may be allowed a maximum of three leaves per week. Female volunteers may not sponsor male offenders and male volunteers may not sponsor female offenders on outside activities.