October 19, 2017 Administration Seeks Closure and Termination of Contracts with 16 Halfway Houses
As reported here, the Trump administration has been quietly cutting funding for or closing 16 federal Residential Reentry Centers, commonly referred to as halfway houses. NPSC has been monitoring this situation as a few weeks back several of our clients contacted us inquiring as to why their halfway house placement dates were pushed back or cancelled altogether. Although federal halfway houses have always been viewed as a useful and productive method of assisting with inmate re-integration and adjustment, this new development will result in significantly more time in prison for a large number of federal inmates. We would like to believe that the BOP would utilize home confinement to ease this backlog, but to date we have not heard of such on a system wide basis. Please feel free to contact us with your questions or concerns or to inquire if NPSC can be of assistance.