Study Release

Study release allows offenders 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 and Juvenile Justice.

Criteria for Participation

Prisons policy requires:

  • The offender must be in the final stage of minimum custody and must have participated in other community-based activities outside the correctional facility.
  • The offender 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 offender requests must be reviewed to determine if:

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

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

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