GN BOS02607.001 Connecticut Department of Corrections Release Programs

A. INTRODUCTION

When an individual is released from a prison facility in Connecticut, the release can fall into one of three categories:

  1. Parole

  2. Adult Probation

  3. Community Release Programs

B. POLICY

Use the following information when determining whether or not to reinstate title II benefits when an individual is released from a prison facility in Connecticut.

1. PAROLE

When a prisoner is released “on parole”, the individual is under the jurisdiction of the Parole Board and is no longer under the jurisdiction and supervision of the Connecticut Department of Corrections. Reinstate title II benefits the first month that the prisoner is released on parole and is not confined for any part of the month.

2. ADULT PROBATION

When a prisoner is released “on adult probation”, the individual is under the jurisdiction of the Office of Adult Probation and is no longer under the jurisdiction and supervision of the Connecticut Department of Corrections. Reinstate title II benefits the first month that the prisoner is released on adult probation and is not confined for any part of the month.

3. COMMUNITY RELEASE PROGRAMS

The Connecticut Department of Corrections has three community release programs:

  • Transitional Supervision (TS)

  • Re-entry Furlough

  • Halfway Houses

a. Transitional Supervision (TS)

Under this program, an individual who has not completed his/her sentence is released into the community. The individual remains under the jurisdiction and supervision of the Connecticut Department of Corrections.

Under the Transitional Supervision Program the individual must provide for his/her own food and shelter. Reinstate title II benefits the first month that the prisoner is released under transitional supervision and is not confined for any part of the month.

b. Re-Entry Furlough

Fifteen days prior to an individual's discharge date, he/she may be released to a sponsor, but he/she remains under the jurisdiction and supervision of the Connecticut Department of Corrections for this 15-day period.

During this 15 day period the individual and his/her sponsor are responsible for the individual's food and shelter. Reinstate title II benefits the first month that the prisoner is released on re-entry furlough and is not confined for any part of the month.

c. Halfway Houses

An individual who is released to a halfway house may not have completed his/her sentence and remains under the jurisdiction and supervision of the Connecticut Department of Corrections.

When an individual is released to a halfway house the Connecticut Department of Corrections provides the individual's food and shelter. Do not reinstate title II benefits.

C. Reference

POMS GN 02607.001 Nonpayment of Title II Benefits to Prisoners and Certain Other Inmates — General.


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GN BOS02607.001 - Connecticut Department of Corrections Release Programs - 02/28/2002
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:02/28/2002