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Help with Half-way houses??
Hello one and all! I just found out that my guy is going up for parole much sooner than he was at first told. That's great news, right? One would THINK so, anyway. However, it has caused him a bit of a problem that very well could cost him parole itself.
He'd written to a half-way house, and was awaiting either denial (due to lack of space, etc.) or a letter of acceptance. Since he was unaware of the very NEAR date he would be going before the Board, it wouldn't have arrived in time. That's where I come in. I called the place today to explain the situation. I was then told that he was going to be denied because there was no space available for EIGHT MONTHS!
So, I called the Board of Probation and Parole to ask them where there might be some half-way houses. And the ones they told me were Board Certified, or approved by the Board, are all full.
My guy doesn't have family he can parole out to. So, I wondering if any of you kind souls would know where I need to go from here. I have Googled for Non-Profit Halfway houses, and all but one has already told me they are full. Or most will allow him to parole out, but since the Board is going to want to keep tabs on him for a short time, they want him someplace that will 'keep up with' him, they want him to go somewhere where he wouldn't be allowed to just walk away. Nothing in his area seems to be available. So does anyone have any suggestions?
I apologize for a very long post. I just felt I had to tell the story in full, in order for you to help me. Thank you in advance.
Angel...I have have been to three different Half-way houses in my experience.
And from that experience there are a number of factors that has to be considered...
One...What state he is planning to parole too.
Two... What availabilty there is for bed openings.
Three...When he is scheduled for his parole date, and his earliest date for release.
It is my experience that the one most able to help you would be his counselor.
He can explain the process, the parole procedures, half-house criteria, etc.
It is usually a waiting time of 6mos-9mos before bed space becomes available after the date of determined parole, and this period doesn't usually start until a difinite parole date is set.
Nevertheless, depending on your, and his determination...it is possible to find half-way houses runned by church organizations that would be willing to let him parole too.
I would suggest the sooner you two start on it...the faster it will happen...in this situation...it usually is based on the bed availibility, and finding a half-way house that follows, and or are approved by the state parole broad...Good Luck...gdo4r
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