Study Release

Study release allows inmates to participate in academic or vocational training programs away from the correctional facility and not supervised by a correctional employee or an agent of the Division of Adult Correction.

Criteria for Participation

Prisons policy require:

  • The inmate must be in the final stage of minimum custody and must have participated in other community based activities outside the correctional facility.
  • The inmate must have the potential for release through parole, work release or sentence expiration following the completion of the designated study release program.

Program Operation

Eligible inmates requests must be reviewed to determine if:

  • The course of study which the inmate wishes to pursue is not available on site at an appropriate correctional facility.
  • The course of study for the participant will significantly enhance the inmate's opportunity of being a productive citizen upon release.
  • There is reasonable cause to believe that the inmate has the capability of successfully completing the designed study release program.
  • There is reasonable cause to believe that the inmate will honor all the conditions for the study release participation and not abuse the privilege.

Inmates request study release through their prison's case manager. Prison managers must review and approve the request.

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