TN 44 (04-20)

SI BOS00520.009 Connecticut Department of Corrections and Federal Bureau of Prisons Release Programs

A. Introduction

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

  • Parole

  • Adult Probation

  • Community Release Programs

B. Policy

Use the following information when determining whether to reinstate Title XVI benefits when an individual is released from a prison facility in Connecticut.

1. Parole (not in a halfway house)

When a prisoner is released “on parole,” the individual is under the jurisdiction of the Connecticut Parole Board and is no longer under the control of the Connecticut Department of Corrections (DOC). Reinstate Title XVI benefits effective with the date of release from the prison. For additional information regarding reinstatement of Title XVI benefits based on release from an institution, see GN 02607.875A.

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 control of the DOC. Reinstate Title XVI benefits effective with the date of release from the prison. For additional information regarding reinstatement of Title XVI benefits based on release from an institution, see GN 02607.875A.

3. Community Release Programs

The DOC 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 or her criminal sentence is released into the community. The individual remains under the control of the DOC.

Under the Transitional Supervision Program, the individual must provide for his or her own food and shelter. Reinstate Title XVI benefits effective with the date of release from the prison. For additional information regarding reinstatement of Title XVI benefits based on release from an institution, see GN 02607.875A.

b. Re-Entry Furlough

Fifteen days prior to an individual’s discharge date, he or she may be released to a sponsor, but he or she remains under the control of the DOC for this 15-day period.

During this 15-day period the individual and his or her sponsor are responsible for the individual’s food and shelter. Reinstate Title XVI benefits effective with the date of release from the prison. For additional information regarding reinstatement of Title XVI benefits based on release from an institution, see GN 02607.875A.

c. Halfway Houses

The DOC and the Connecticut Board of Parole contract with private agencies that run various residences known as “halfway” houses to provide supervision, beds, and services for individuals under their jurisdiction. The following provides guidelines for these halfway houses, but it will be necessary for you to make a facility determination on each halfway house in your service area. For information on making facility determinations, see SI 00520.800.

When one of these agencies releases an individual to a halfway house, you must contact the halfway house staff to determine the status of his or her release. An individual released to a halfway house could be:

  • Continuing his or her criminal sentence,

  • Voted to parole

  • On special parole, or

  • On parole.

An individual who is “continuing his/her sentence” and is released to a halfway house remains under the control of the DOC. The DOC provides the individual’s supervision, food, and shelter. The halfway house administration is an agent for the DOC. Therefore, the individual is considered still incarcerated. Do not reinstate Title XVI benefits.

An individual who is “voted to parole” and is released to a halfway house remains under the control of the DOC. The DOC provides the individual’s supervision, food, and shelter. The halfway house administration is an agent for the DOC. Therefore, the individual is considered still incarcerated. Do not reinstate Title XVI benefits.

An individual who is on “special parole” and is released to a halfway house remains under the control of the DOC. The DOC provides the individual’s supervision, food, and shelter. The halfway house administration is an agent for the DOC. Therefore, the individual is considered still incarcerated. Do not reinstate Title XVI benefits.

An individual is “on parole" and is released to a halfway house is under the control of the Parole Board. Such an individual is not considered incarcerated. Reinstate Title XVI benefits effective with the date released from the prison. In many cases, but not all, the parole board provides all or part of the individual’s food and shelter. It is also possible the individual may pay part of his or her own expenses. If applicable, charge the presumed maximum value (PMV) unless successfully rebutted. For information on the PMV, see SI 00835.300.

Whenever an individual is released to a halfway house from the DOC contact the administration staff of the halfway house to determine if the individual:

  • Is placed under the contract with the DOC, or on placement by the Parole Board, and

  • Is continuing his/her criminal sentence, “voted to parole”, on “special parole”, or on “parole”.

  • If the individual is on parole, determine the source of payment for food and shelter.

When contacting the halfway house, it is important to distinguish between “parole,” “special parole,” and “voted to parole” with the contact. If the halfway house contact is not clear regarding the parole status of an individual, you can verify parole status by contacting the Connecticut Board of Parole at 203 805-6605 to clarify the “type” of parole.

The following chart summarizes the four possible situations:

In the DOC, an individual who is: Jurisdiction

Inmate

Status

Reinstate
Continuing his/her criminal sentence Remains under control of the DOC Is considered an inmate No

Voted to parole

This is a term that refers to an inmate that is scheduled to be paroled up to 6 months in the future, but has not yet been granted parole.

Remains under control of the DOC Is considered an inmate

No

 

On special parole Remains under the control of the DOC Is considered an inmate No

On parole

Reports to the CT Board of Parole

Is not considered an inmate

Yes

For a list of halfway houses in Connecticut, see SI BOS00520.009D. in this section.

4. Federal Bureau of Prisons Community Release in Connecticut

The Federal Bureaus of Prisons (BOP) also contracts with private agencies that run halfway houses in Connecticut to continue confinement for some inmates. These individuals are under full control of the BOP. The BOP provides for the individuals’ food and shelter. The halfway house acts as agent for BOP. These individuals are considered still incarcerated. Do not reinstate Title XVI benefits.

Whenever an individual is released to a halfway house from the BOP contact the administration staff of the halfway house to determine if the individual:

  • Is placed under the contract with the BOP, or on placement by the Parole Board, and

  • Is continuing his or her criminal sentence.

For a list of halfway houses that the BOP contracts with in Connecticut, see SI BOS00520.009E. in this section.

C. Reference

POMS SI 00520.009 Special Considerations for Penal Institutions.

D. Connecticut Halfway Houses

Bridgeport Halfway House Programs:

APT Foundation
425 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT 06610
Substance Abuse Treatment
203-337-9943
Isaiah House
112 Clinton Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605
Work Release
203-367-9440

Mary Magdalene House
405 Clinton Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605
Work Release
203-330-0884

Maple Street House
575 Maple Street
Bridgeport, CT 06608
Work Release
203-335-8867

Hartford Halfway House Programs:

Cheyney House
155 Wethersfield Avenue

Hartford, CT 06114

Work Release

860-524-1774


CPA

119-121 Washington Street

Hartford, CT 06114

Work Release

860-543-8929


Drapelick Center

1095 Blue Hills Avenue

Bloomfield, CT 06002

Work Release

860-286-9833


Hartford House

10 Irving Street

Hartford, CT 06105

Work Release

860-547-1313


Open Hearth

437 Sheldon Street

Hartford, CT 06105

Work Release

860-525-3447


Silliman/Johnson House

199 Retreat Avenue

Hartford, CT 06105

Women/Children

860-206-6511


Stein House

140 Sargeant Street

Hartford, CT 06105

Work Release

860-727-1974


Watkinson House

136 Collins Street

Hartford, CT 06105

Work Release

860-524-1898

New Haven Halfway House Programs:

Dana’s House
75 Henry Street

New Haven, CT 06511

Mental Health

203-706-4700


Eddy Center

1 LaBella Circle

Middletown, CT 06457

Temporary Supportive Housing

860-343-5520


Roger Sherman House

48 Howe Street

New Haven, CT 06511

Work Release
203-789-4430

Sierra Center

48 Howe Street, 4th Floor

New Haven, CT 06511

Work Release

203-789-4441


Walter Brooks House

690 Howard Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519

Work Release

203-777-8627

Norwich Halfway House Programs:

Brooklyn Bridge
76 Hartford Road, Route 6

P.O. Box 175

Brooklyn, CT 06234

Temporary Supportive Housing

860-779-5486


Cochegan House

976 Route 32

Uncasville, CT 06382

Work Release

Sex Offender

860-848-5500


Fellowship House

466 Long Hill Road

Groton, CT 06340

Work Release

860-448-3400


Next Step

215 Valley Street

Willimantic, CT 06226

Work Release

860-450-7250

Waterbury Halfway House Programs:

Bishop House
31 Bishop Street

Waterbury, CT 06702

Work Release

203-236-9990


Chase Center

21 Cliff Street

Waterbury, CT 06710

Work Release

203-596-0783


CT Renaissance
East
31 Wolcott Street
Waterbury, CT 06702

Work Release

203-753-2341


Central Avenue

24 Central Avenue

Waterbury, CT 06702

Work Release

203-596-7303


Warner House

58 High Street

Torrington, CT 06790

Temporary Supportive Housing

860-496-2104

E. BOP Contracted Halfway Houses in Connecticut

The BOP contracts with the following halfway houses in Connecticut:

Watkinson House
136 Collins Street
Hartford, CT 06105
860-524-1898
Chase Center
21 Cliff Street
Waterbury, CT 06710
203-596-0783
Hartford House
10 Irving Street
Hartford, CT 06105
860-547-1313
Cheyney House
155 Weathersfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
860-524-1774

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SI BOS00520.009 - Connecticut Department of Corrections and Federal Bureau of Prisons Release Programs - 04/20/2020
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