Recent reports have stated that the current operator of the federal men’s halfway house known as Hope Village will cease operations when their current contract with the BOP expires at the end of April. Advocates have been asking themselves what happens to DC residents when Hope Village closes.
Wamu.org published an article today, titled Home Confinement, Other Halfway Houses, Or Federal Prison Lie Ahead For D.C. Halfway House Residents, providing some answer. These include:
Employees of the Federal Bureau of Prisons are meeting with people incarcerated at the Hope Village halfway house on Tuesday to discuss where they will go, now that the company that runs the facility has decided to cease operations.
People who are “appropriate for home detention, and have a viable release plan” will go to home confinement. Those who do not have viable release plans will either go to another halfway house in the area or return to federal prison.