Tuesday, January 29, 2013 6:23 pm
A look at life in a halfway house after prison
The Associated Press
Here's a look at what life is like for a typical resident of a halfway house:
-Residents in work-release programs are expected to get a job or look for a job, unless they're enrolled in a training program.
-Instead of a prison jumpsuit, inmates get to wear their own clothes. They'll be able to have visitors and have access to cellphones, but any travel outside work requires permission.
-Residents must attend classes teaching basic life skills, such as how to write a check.
-Unlike prison, inmates won't be separated by the severity of their crimes.
-Each resident gets an adviser who'll help them set goals and develop a plan.