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halfway house

a centre or hostel designed to facilitate the readjustment to private life of released prisoners, mental patients, etc.
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Jason Clark, a spokesman with the criminal justice department, said the agency "is working to secure additional halfway house beds, but demand remains higher than the beds that are available.
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The seasonal walk-away rate of halfway houses in New Jersey was analyzed.
For him, places like halfway houses should be places of hope.
The state in effect gives eligible offenders 'vouchers' that they can use to purchase a place in a halfway house, whether the halfway house is 'parochial' or secular," he wrote.
The average length of stay in prison for the pre-parolee population is about seven years, meaning most offenders in halfway houses have been removed from the community for many years.
They then returned to separate halfway houses where they are under 24- hour supervision.
They returned from the trips and went straight into halfway houses rather than the local authority secure units in which they had stayed since being convicted of the 1993 murder.
During the 1980s, prison administrations often segregated prisoners with AIDS from the rest of the prison population and were less likely to grant infected prisoners parole--partly because most halfway houses were not equipped to meet the needs of people with AIDS.
Psychiatrists who prescribe antipsychotic medication for severely mentally ill individuals living in board-and-care facilities, halfway houses and other private housing arrangements tend to administer progressively larger doses of the drugs over time, according to a report in the June AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH.
WASHINGTON -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will extend health care to eligible Veterans in halfway houses and other temporary, post-incarceration housing under a new program aimed at cutting back on repeat offenses.
Prior Information Notice for Provision of Social Security Services - Halfway Houses - Nachod.