The parties to a prerelease agreement are SSA and the institution (or the agency that
administers more than one institution). A field office (FO) or a regional office (RO)
can establish a prerelease agreement. The agreement can be for one facility or for
multiple facilities (e.g., for all the facilities in a State or a county).
FOs should use the model prerelease agreement in SI 00520.930, Exhibit 2, as a model for their agreements. ROs also should use the model agreement
in SI 00520.930, but also may consult previous statewide prerelease agreements when developing a
new prerelease agreement for a State prison system.